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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 Direct Connect Update – Second Location in Sydney

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your data transfer costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Today […]

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Additional IAM Support in the AWS Billing Console

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) gives you fine-grained control over access to AWS services and resources. You can create and manage AWS users and groups and then use IAM permissions (in the form of policies) to allow and deny access to AWS resources. The AWS Billing Console lets you see how much you are […]

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New Practice Exams for AWS Certification

As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect! In order to help you to study and prepare for the AWS Certification Exams, we have released four practice exams. These practice exams supplement the blueprint guides associated with each exam and are designed to help you to test your knowledge before you take the final exam. […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 30, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 30 We announced More Regions, More Services and Cool Partners for Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that Amazon Kinesis is now Available in More Regions. We announced a Free Trial and Price Reductions for Amazon Redshift. Our friends at Netflix announced the Security […]

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Using Elastic MapReduce as a Generic Hadoop Cluster Manager

My colleague Steve McPherson sent along a nice guest post to get you thinking about ways to use Elastic MapReduce in non-traditional ways! — Jeff; Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is a fully managed Hadoop-as-a-service platform that removes the operational overhead of setting up, configuring and managing the end-to-end lifecycle of Hadoop clusters. Many of our […]

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PeachDish – Login, Pay, Cook, and Eat With AWS

PeachDish is an AWS-powered dinner delivery service! After you sign up, you receive a nicely packed box full of fresh ingredients and complete cooking directions for two generously-proportioned meals for two people. Each pair of meals is shipped in a box that measures exactly one cubic foot. The perishable ingredients are packed in an insulated […]

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