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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 at the University Hacker Olympics

We were pleased to be able to sponsor the University Hacker Olympics event earlier this year. Held in San Francisco, the event attracted 100 student scholars from 25 universities. The students competed for a chance to win over $150,000 in travel and other prizes. As a platium sponsor, we provided AWS credits to all contestants, […]

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Meet the AWS Team at SxSW

Several of my colleagues on the AWS team are heading to South by Southwest (SxSW) this year. If you are planning to be there, they’d be overjoyed to meet you. We have a booth, two AWS sessions, and some special events: Amazon BoothThe AWS team will be at the Austin Convention Center during SxSW Interactive […]

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Modulus – Scalable Hosting of Node.js Apps With MongoDB Support

Charlie from Modulus wrote in to tell me that their new platform is now available, and that it runs on AWS. Modulus was designed to let you build and host Node.js applications in a scalable fashion. Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment built around an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. Web applications built on  Node.js are […]

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AWS Special Hiring Event in Berlin

We’re hiring in Berlin! We are scaling up the existing AWS OpsWorks team and we’re building a new Machine Learning team as well. We are setting up a recruiting event in Berlin that will run from the 11th to the 17th of March. If you are interested in attending the event or just want to […]

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Reserved Instance Price Reduction for Amazon EC2

The AWS team is always exploring ways to reduce costs and to pass the savings along to our customers. We’re more than happy to continue this tradition with our latest price reduction. Starting today, we are reducing prices for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by […]

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SAP HANA One – $120 AWS Credit

You can now get a $120 AWS Credit with any new SAP Hana One subscription. As noted in my previous blog posts, SAP HANA One is an in-memory data platform well suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications. Under the terms of this special offer, AWS customers who are new to […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 25, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 25 We published the AWS OpsWorks One Week Report to provide answers to some of the more interesting questions we’ve heard. Tuesday, February 26 We announced the Beta release of the AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server. Wednesday, February 27 We […]

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Price Reductions & Expanded Free Tier for the Simple Queue Service (SQS) and the Simple Notification Service (SNS)

We launched the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) in 2004 and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) in 2010. Our customers have constantly discovered powerful new ways to build more scalable, elastic and reliable applications with these building blocks. We learned, for example, that some customers use SQS as a buffer ahead of databases and […]

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