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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.

AWS Import/Export Now Supports Amazon EBS

I am very excited to announce support for importing data into Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) using AWS Import/Export. Until now, AWS Import/Export allowed you to move large amounts of data into and out of Amazon S3 using portable storage devices by using Amazons high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet. All you have to […]

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Configuration Persistence and Support for URL Swapping with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We just released two new capabilities for AWS Elastic Beanstalk that help you save your preferred environment settings and deploy changes to your applications with minimal downtime. Configuration Persistence Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environments configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to […]

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AWS Lowers its Pricing Again! – No Inbound Data Transfer Fees and Lower Outbound Data Transfer for All Services including Amazon CloudFront

We are continuously working hard to drive down our costs and pass those savings back to our customers. And indeed, AWS has reduced pricing more than a dozen times in the last 4 years. See the list of AWS’ announcements related to lowering prices: Apr 22, 2008 – AWS Lowers Data Transfer Costs Oct 09, […]

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Get Better Results with Amazon Mechanical Turk Masters

There are now more than 500,000 Mechanical Turk Workers in 190 countries on the Mechanical Turk marketplace. These Workers are ready and eager to work on a wide variety of tasks (Human Intelligence Tasks or HITS) including data cleansing, image filtering, image tagging, and categorization. Today, we’re excited to introduce Mechanical Turk Masters. This new feature […]

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AWS Events for June 2011

We have a lot going on in June; here’s the scoop: Webinars: June 15 – Clouds and the Network: How Cloud Computing Transforms IT Infrastructure – 10:15 AM June 16 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST June 16 – Seven Strategies for Architecting Success in the Cloud – 11:00 AM June […]

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