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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.

Run Amazon Elastic MapReduce on EC2 Spot Instances

We’ve combined two popular Amazon EC2 features Spot Instances and Elastic MapReduce to allow you to launch managed Hadoop clusters using unused EC2 capacity. You will be able to run long-running jobs, cost-driven workloads, data-critical workloads, and application testing at a discount that has historically ranged between 50% and 66%. WhatThe EC2 instances used to […]

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Run Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2 Now

Every since we announced the availability of the first set of Oracle applications on Amazon EC2, we’ve been working to add additional instance types, locations, and applications. We’ve made some really good progress; you can now run a wide variety of applications on all 32 and 64-bit instance types in all five AWS Regions, all […]

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New – AWS GovCloud (US) Region – ITAR Compliant

A New RegionOur new AWS GovCloud (US) Region was designed to meet the unique regulatory requirements of the United States Government. The US federal government, state and local governments, and the contractors who support their mission now have access to secure, flexible, and cost-effective AWS services running in an environment that complies with US Government […]

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AWS Summer Startups: M-Dot

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling the last year’s winner of the AWS Start-up Challenge – M-Dot Network from Erie, PA! (M-Dot team, victorious at the […]

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New AWS Enterprise Features: VPC Everywhere, Direct Connect, Identity Federation

I often see blog posts that start by saying “with the announcement of ____, it is clear that AWS is now targeting the enterprise.” These posts mention recent developments such as Reserved Instances, Dedicated Instances, VM Import, support for Oracle Database 11g, and the improvements to the EC2 networking model. Today we are adding three […]

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AWS Direct Connect

The new AWS Direct Connect service allows enterprises to create a connection to an AWS Region via a dedicated network circuit. In addition to enhancing privacy, dedicated circuits will generally result in more predictable data transfer performance and will also increase bandwidth between your data center and AWS. Additionally, users of dedicated circuits will frequently […]

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Amazon VPC – Far More Than Everywhere

Today we are marking the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) as Generally Available, and we are also releasing a big bundle of new features (see my recent post, A New Approach to Amazon EC2 Networking for more information on the last batch of features including subnets, Internet access, and Network ACLs). You can now build highly […]

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AWS Events for August 2011

Here’s what’s happening in AWS-land for August of 2011: Webinars: August 3 – Game Development in the Cloud: Live Q&A With Featured Customer – 11:00 AM PST August 17 – Leveraging Your Active Directory to Access AWS Services – 9:00 AM PST August 18 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST August […]

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