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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 2011 AWS Start-Up Challenge is Now On!

I am pleased to announce that the 2011 AWS Start-Up Challenge is now On! If you are part of promising young start-up and you use (or plan to use) one or more of the Amazon Web Services, please read the Official Rules and consider submitting an entry. Expanded World FootprintBased on the feedback that we’ve […]

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Auto Scaling – Notifications, Recurrence, and More Control

We’ve made some important updates to EC2’s Auto Scaling feature. You now have additional control of the auto scaling process, and you can receive additional information about scaling operations. Here’s a summary: You can now elect to receive notification from Amazon SNS when Auto Scaling launches or terminates EC2 instances. You can now set up […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Mediology

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 Mediology Software from India! The Story2010 was the first year when we allowed countries from Asia Pacific to enter the […]

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Additional CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

I spent yesterday morning working in a coffee shop while waiting to have an informal discussion with a candidate for an open position. From my vantage point in the corner I was able to watch the shop’s “processing pipeline” in action. There were three queues and three types of processing! The customers were waiting to […]

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jReport on EC2

Christie from Jinfonet emailed to tell me about their newest video, Cloud Reporting from Amazon EC2: Per their recent press release, their JReport product can be installed on one or more EC2 instances with linear scaling as additional instances are added. A clustered installation of JReport can include hundreds of EC2 nodes and is able […]

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AWS Events for July 2011

Here’s what we have in store for the month of July (these are late; I was on vacation): Webinars: July 13 – AWS Office Hours: Development and Test – 9:00 AM PST July 21 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST July 25 – Predicting Costs on Amazon Web Services – 9:00 […]

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