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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.

NASA and AWS – Curiosity has Landed!

If you are like me, you spent this past Sunday afternoon looking forward to the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars. I was able to wrest the remote control away from my family and change to NASA TV in time to watch through the aptly named “seven minutes of terror” as Curiosity performed an […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 30, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 30 Our friends at Netflix published the code for their Chaos Monkey, a member of their Simian Army of testing tools. You can now buy EC2 Reserved Instances for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I posted the newest episode of The AWS Report with […]

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The AWS Report – Dave Peck, Co-Founder of Cloak

I recently interviewed Dave Peck, Co-Founder of Seattle-based Cloak. Designed for Macs, iPads, and iPhones, Cloak keeps you safe when you use public Wi-Fi networks in coffee shops, airports, hotels and conferences. It does this by creating an encrypted VPN connection between your device and and an Amazon EC2 instance run and managed by Cloak. […]

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EC2 Reserved Instances for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

You can now purchase EC2 Reserved Instances running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Reserved Instances lower costs by giving you the option to make a low, one-time payment to reserve compute capacity and receive a significant discount on the hourly charge for that instance. Reserved Instances are complementary to existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux On-Demand Instances […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 23, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, July 24 I blogged about some improvements to the EC2 tab of the AWS Management Console. IDC published a commissioned white paper to show that the business value of AWS accelerates over time. Thursday, July 26 We published four new CloudFormation templates for Windows — SharePoint, […]

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New Video – David Geller, CEO of Eyejot

I recently interviewed David Geller, President and CEO of Seattle-based Eyejot, for The AWS Report. I really enjoyed speaking with him and the finished video turned out great: David talked about his product and explained how he used AWS to allow him to scale to meet demand. We have a lot more shows in the […]

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