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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.

Amazon S3 – Support for Website Redirects

Our friends at Boostability have been using Amazon S3 to help their clients build websites hosted on Amazon S3. Boostability provides search engine optimization technology and fulfillment services to agencies, media companies and phone book providers. I recently chatted with Jared Turner, CTO for Boostability. He told me that they needed a solution that was […]

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Scaling Science: 1 Million Compute Hours in 1 week

For many scientists, the computer has become as important as the test tube, the centrifuge or the grad student in delivering ground breaking research. Whether screening for active cancer treatments or colliding atoms, the availability of compute cycles can significantly affect the time it takes for scientists to crunch their numbers. Indeed, compute resources are […]

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App Developers – Get Ready for Japan!

Millions of our customers have used the Amazon Appstore in the US to discover and buy Android applications for their phones and tablets. We have recently expanded distribution beyond the US  into the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain. Continuing our international expansion, I’m pleased to announce that app developers can submit mobile apps […]

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Mailbox Simulator for the Amazon Simple Email Service

Our customers have found Amazon SES to be straightforward to use, powerful, and cost effective. They are making heavy use of it! Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) greatly simplifies the task of sending bulk or transactional emails. You can send the same email to millions of recipients within minutes. Or, you can send personalized […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 24, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 24 The good folks at Newvem published an article on Getting Started with AWS Direct Connect. Tuesday, September 25 NASDAQ OMX announced FinQloud, a cloud solution for the financial services industry. We introduced Provisioned IOPS for Amazon RDS. Wednesday, September 26 We announced that Amazon RDS now […]

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The AWS Report – Billy Cox of Intel

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke to Billy Cox, Director of Cloud Strategy for Intel. We discussed the genesis of cloud computing, some historical trends, and ways that Intel is optimizing their processors for cloud-style workloads. I really enjoyed speaking with Billy and I think you’ll be able to see this in […]

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