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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.

Caching in the Cloud with Amazon ElastiCache

Today’s guest post comes to you from Omer Zaki, a Senior Product Manager on our Data Services team. Omer’s post talks about how our customers have put Amazon ElastiCache to use in a wide variety of applications and environments. — Jeff; We launched Amazon ElastiCache last year to make it easy to deploy, operate and […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 10, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, September 11 We launched the EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace. Wednesday, September 12 We announced that Cluster GPU Instances are now available in the EU West (Ireland) region and inside of VPCs. We opened up a new CloudFront / Route 53 edge location in Madrid, […]

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Amazon VPC – Additional VPN Features

The Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) gives you the power to create a private, isolated section of the AWS Cloud. You have full control of network addressing. Each of your VPCs can include subnets (with access control lists), route tables, and gateways to your existing network and to the Internet. You can connect your VPC […]

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Get Ready for the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge

I’ve been writing about and participating in our Start-Up Challenges since we launched the first one in 2007. I have always been impressed by the quality, depth, diversity, and sheer quantity of entries that we receive. I’ve long believed (and blogged about) the fact that the scalable, pay-as-you-go nature of AWS makes it an ideal […]

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Managing ASP.Net Session State With DynamoDB

Today we have guest post from Norm Johanson, a Software Developer on our Developer Resources team. Norm has put together a post to show you how to track the session state of an ASP.NET application uusing Amazon DynamoDB. — Jeff; When developing a new ASP.NET application, a common approach is to store session data in […]

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896 GPU cores per instance: Now available in Ireland and VPC

If you’ve been following the story of high performance computing on AWS, you’ll see that we added instances with general purpose GPUs just under two years ago. In that time customers have been using these powerful, multi-core processors for a broad range of applications which can take advantage of the massive parallel computing capabilities, from […]

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