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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

AWS Week in Review – May 19, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 19 We announced Amazon RDS for SQL Server With Multi-AZ. Tuesday, May 20 We announced that EC2’s C3 and G2 Instances are now Available in More Regions. We announced that Amazon S3 now Supports Lifecycle Management for Versioned Objects. The AWS Startup Blog […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Update

Transcoding is the process of adapting a media file (video or audio) to change the size, format, or other parameters in order to reduce the file size or to make it compatible with a particular type of device. Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a scalable, fully-managed service that works on a cost-effective pay per use model. […]

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New EBS Encryption for Additional Data Protection

We take data protection very seriously! Over the years we have added a number of security and encryption features to various parts of AWS. We protect data at rest with Server Side Encryption for Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, multiple tiers of encryption for Amazon Redshift, and Transparent Data Encryption for Oracle and SQL Server […]

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Trusted Advisor Update – New Checks and New CloudTrail Regions

AWS Trusted Advisor provides you with advice and guidance to help you to use AWS safely, securely, and economically. Today we are making the Trusted Advisor even more useful, with support for additional service limit checks and for CloudTrail in additional Regions. Service Limit Checks Many AWS services are configured with per-account “soft” limits on […]

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EC2 Expansion – G2 and C3 Instances in Additional Regions

I’ll be brief! We are making two types of Amazon EC2 instances available in even more AWS Regions. G2 Expansion EC2’s g2 instances are designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. Each instance includes an NVIDIA GRID™ GPU with 1,536 parallel processing cores and 4 Gigabytes of RAM and hardware-powered video encoding. The g2.2xlarge […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server With Multi-AZ

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) simplifies the process of setting up, running, and scaling your MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server database so that you can focus on your application instead of on complex and time-consuming database administration chores. Many AWS customers are using RDS in demanding production environments and take advantage of […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 12, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 12 We announced that the Amazon Simple WorkFlow Service now Supports Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that AWS CloudFormation now Supports Parameter-Only Stack Updates and Updates to the Stack Notification Logic. We announced that AWS Elastic Load Balancing now Supports Resource-Level Permissions. The […]

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AWS OpsWorks With Amazon RDS

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service. You define your application as a set of layers within a stack. Each stack provides information about the packages to be installed and configured, and can also provision any necessary AWS resources, as defined within a particular OpsWorks Layer. OpsWorks also scales your application as needed, driven by […]

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