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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.

The New Cloud TCO Comparison Calculator for Web Applications

I have been having discussions related to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of running workloads in the cloud as it compares to running them on-premises. One consistent conclusion is that weighing the financial considerations of owning and operating a data center or co-located facility versus employing a cloud infrastructure or a cloud service requires […]

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The AWS Report – Matt Lull of Citrix

In this episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Matt Lull, Managing Director, Global Strategic Alliances, for Citrix to learn more about their cloud strategy. We talked about their line of virtualization products including Xen, XenServer, CloudBridge, and the Citrix NetScaler. After that we talked about the concept of desktop virtualization, and Matt told […]

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AWS Storage Gateway – Now Generally Available and New Support for Gateway-Cached Volumes

The AWS Storage Gateway is a service that connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage. We launched the Storage Gateway earlier this year. The initial release supported on-premises iSCSI volume storage (what we call Gateway-Stored volumes), with snapshot backups to the cloud. Volume data stored locally is pushed to Amazon S3, where it is […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 15, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 15 AWS CloudFormation now supports RDS DB Parameter Groups and Provisioned IOPS. Tuesday, October 16 SAP Hana One is now certified for production use on AWS. New AWS Report posted – Patrick McBride of Xceedium. Friday,October 19 You can now launch EC2 Micro Instances […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Crandell of RightScale

For today’s episode of the AWS Report, I spoke to Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. RightScale was founded shortly after Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 were introduced, with the goal of taking advantage of pay-as-you-go infrastructure as service. In this four minute video, Michael describe’s RightScale’s role as Cloud Management Platform (CMP). He […]

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AWS Report – Patrick McBride of Xceedium

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Patrick McBride of Xceedium to learn more about their Xsuite Cloud product. which runs on AWS (including the Virtual Private Cloud and the AWS GovCloud): Xceedium is a Platinum sponsor of AWS re:Invent and their products will be demo’ed in their booth. I’d like to […]

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The Amazon RDS Team is on Fire – Help Wanted!

The Amazon RDS team has been cranking out feature releases at an incredibly rapid pace. I’m working double secret overtime just to keep up with them. Here’s what they’ve released in the past month (Click on the image to learn more about RDS): 9/13: SQL Server VPC support 9/13: Oracle Data Pump support 9/25: Provisioned […]

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