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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.

ActivePython AMI from ActiveState

The folks at ActiveState have cooked up an ActivePython AMI to make it easy for you to build and deploy web application written in Python.You can get started in minutes without having to download, install, or configure anything. The AMI is based on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and includes MySQL, SQLite, Apache, ActivePython, Django, […]

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EC2 VM Import Connector

The new Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector is a virtual appliance (vApp) plug-in for VMware vCenter. Once installed, you can import virtual machines from your VMware vSphere infrastructure into Amazon EC2 using the GUI that you are already familiar with. This feature builds on top of the VM Import feature that I blogged about late […]

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Now Open: AWS Region in Tokyo

I have made many visits to Japan over the last several years to speak at conferences and to meet with developers. I really enjoy the people, the strong sense of community, and the cuisine. Over the years I have learned that there’s really no substitute for sitting down, face to face, with customers and potential […]

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AWS Events for March 2011

We have a plethora of trade shows, live events and webinars on our calendar for March of 2011. First, the trade shows and live events: March 1 – Chicago AWS User Group Meetup. March 2-4 – Game Developers Conference (San Francisco, CA). March 2-3 – Nikkei BP Cloud Days (Tokyo, Japan). March 5-7 – ESRI […]

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AWS CloudFormation in the AWS Management Console

The AWS Management Console now includes full support for AWS CloudFormation. You can create stacks from templates, monitor the creation process, access the parameters and the outputs, and terminate the stack when you are done with it. As is my custom, here’s a tour! Start out on the AWS CloudFormation tab. This tab displays all […]

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Upcoming Event: AWS Tech Summit, London

I’m very pleased to invite you all to join the AWS team in London, for our first Tech Summit of 2011. We’ll take a quick, high level tour of the Amazon Web Services cloud platform before diving into the technical detail of how to build highly available, fault tolerant systems, host databases and deploy Java applications […]

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Attend 6-hour AWS Workshop at Cloud Connect

Attend the Amazon Web Services Workshop at Cloud Connect Knowing all the AWS services is one thing knowing when and where to use which one is a completely different issue. This workshop will not only help you understand different AWS Infrastructure services but also show you how to use them so that you can take […]

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New AWS Console Features: Forced Detach, Termination Protection

We’ve added two new features to the AWS Management Console: forced detach of EBS volumes and termination protection. Forced DetachFrom time to time an Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volume will refuse to cleanly detach itself from an EC2 instance. This can occur for several reasons, including continued system or user activity on the volume. Under […]

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