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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.

Powerful New Features for AWS CloudFormation

I’ve been making a point of telling my live audiences about AWS CloudFormation lately. Many large-scale AWS customers are starting to appreciate the fact that they can describe and instantiate entire application stacks using parameterized templates (see my original CloudFormation blog post for more info), allowing them to create a repeatable process around it. Today […]

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Amazon Route 53 – Now an Even Better Value

I never get tired of writing posts that announce price decreases on the various AWS services! Today, we are reducing the price to host a set of DNS records for a domain (which we call a hosted zone) using Amazon Route 53. Here’s the new pricing structure: $0.50 per hosted zone per month for the […]

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Facebook Developer Update: Meet RootMusic, Funzio, and 50Cubes

In honor of today’s Facebook Developer Conference, I’d like to recognize the success of our existing Facebook app developers and invite even more developers to kick-start their next Facebook app project with Amazon Web Services. Quick Numbers We crunched some numbers and found out that 70% of the 50 most popular Facebook apps leverage one […]

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New Whitepaper: Amazon’s Corporate IT Deploys Corporate Intranet Running SharePoint 2010 on AWS

Within Amazon, we often use the phrase “drinking our own champagne” to describe our practice of using our own products and services to prove them out under actual working conditions. We build products that we can use ourselves. We believe in them. Amazon’s Corporate IT recently wrapped up an important project and they have just […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Peritor/Scalarium

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 Im speaking to Jonathan and Thomas, two of the creators of Scalarium, from Berlin, Germany!  R: Hi guys, could you briefly describe Scalarium and […]

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