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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.

Update for the Seattle AWS User Group for Q3 of 2011

Last night I delivered the following presentation to the Seattle AWS User Group to review and summarize some of the additions we’ve made to AWS over the last couple of quarters: AWS Q3 2011 Update – Seattle AWS User Group View more presentations from Amazon Web Services The presentation went over quite well so I […]

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AWS Summer Startups: TellApart

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 one of last year’s finalists from the AWS Start-up Challenge – TellApart, from Burlingame, California! TellAparts application stood out to […]

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Elastic Load Balancer SSL Support Options

We’ve added some additional flexibility to Amazon EC2’s Elastic Load Balancing feature: You can now terminate SSL sessions at the load balancer and then re-encrypt them before they are sent to the back-end EC2 instances. You can now configure the set of ciphers and SSL protocols accepted by the load balancer. You can now configure […]

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AWS Summer Startups: Appscend

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 Appscend, from Bucharest, Romania! Appscend is a sign that catching the “startup bug” and being able to run a high-tech […]

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Happy 5th Birthday to Amazon EC2

I woke up today and realized that today is the 5th anniversary of launch of Amazon EC2. I published the initial announcement in the summer of 2006 while on vacation with my family. We (the AWS Marketing Team) have put together an interactive infographic to highlight some of the more significant changes and improvements that […]

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Amazon ElastiCache – Distributed In-Memory Caching

Today we are introducing Amazon ElastiCache so that you can easily add caching logic to your application. You can now create Cache Clusters, each comprised of one or more Cache Nodes, in a matter of minutes. Each Cache Cluster is a distributed, in-memory cache that can be accessed using the popular Memcached protocol. What’s Caching? […]

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Run Amazon Elastic MapReduce on EC2 Spot Instances

Update (2018) – This post is no longer accurate. Please take a look at the Cluster Configuration Guidelines for more recent information. 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 […]

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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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