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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 – March 24, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 24 We added AWS customer success stories from Comcast, GolfTEC, Grok, Nintendo, and mobli. We announced a Major Upgrade to Amazon CloudSearch. Tuesday, March 25 We announced the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Wednesday, March 26 We hosted the first […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03 is Now Available

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We release new versions of the Amazon Linux AMI every six months after a public testing phase that includes one or more Release Candidates. The Release Candidates are announced in the EC2 forum and are available to all EC2 […]

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AWS OpsWorks Now Supports Chef 11.10

AWS OpsWorks gives you the power to model and manage your entire application, from load balancers to databases. You can customize the Amazon EC2 instances in the OpsWorks layers which comprise your application stack using any desired combination of the built-in OpsWorks templates and custom Chef recipes. The recipes can install software packages and can […]

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AWS Price Reduction #42 – EC2, S3, RDS, ElastiCache, and Elastic MapReduce

It is always fun to write about price reductions. I enjoy knowing that our customers will find AWS to be an even better value over time as we work on their behalf to make AWS more and more cost-effective over time. If you’ve been reading this blog for an extended period of time you know […]

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New VPC Peering for the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

The Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) gives you the power to create a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud, which you can think of as virtual network. You can launch AWS resources, including Amazon EC2 instances within the network, and you have full control over the virtual networking environment, including the IP address range […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces is Now Available

We announced a Limited Preview of Amazon WorkSpaces at last fall’s AWS re:Invent conference and I wrote a detailed blog post at that time. As you may recall, Amazon WorkSpaces provides a desktop computing environment in the cloud. It gives enterprise IT the power to meet the needs of a diverse user base by providing […]

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AWS Achieves DoD Provisional Authorization

I am happy to be able to announce that AWS has achieved a DoD Provisional Authorization for security impact levels 1-2 on all AWS Regions in the United States. This includes US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), and AWS GovCloud (US). The issuance of the authorization means that U.S. Department […]

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City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Cloud computing can help local governments to spur economic development, expand citizen services, and break through siloed bureaucracy by providing innovative & scalable services without wasting taxpayer funds on expensive and inflexible hardware infrastructure. We’ve already seen a lot of amazing work, including GIS applications, emergency preparedness and response, open access to data, mobile applications, […]

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AWs Week in Review – March 17, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 17 We added AWS customer success stories from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), LatentView, Peak Games, PropertyGuru, and Vserv.mobi. We updated the EC2 IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, March 18 We announced Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS […]

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