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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 Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

The judges have spent countless hours scrutinizing the entrants in the AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 competition and have selected fifteen finalists representing entrants from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The judges looked at applications, business models, management teams, and use of AWS. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley […]

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CloudCamp coming to Seattle

In just two short weeks CloudCamp is coming to Seattle…more specifically, to Amazon! We’re hosting the Camp at our new facilities in South Lake Union. If you’ve never been to CloudCamp before, now’s the perfect opportunity to experience one. Unlike traditional conferences, you — the attendees — get to decide the topics of the meeting. […]

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AWS Receives ISO 27001 Certification

We announced the successful completion of our first SAS 70 Type II audit just about a year ago. Earlier this year I talked about an application that had successfully completed the FISMA Low assessment and then received the necessary Authority to Operate. Today I am happy to announce that we have been awarded ISO 27001 […]

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Fedora 14 AMIs for Amazon EC2

Earlier this month the Fedora Community released Fedora 14. At that time they also released an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for EC2. This is pretty big news — Fedora is one of the most popular Linux distributions around, with millions of copies running worldwide. The new version of Fedora includes new desktop, system administration, and […]

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Cloud Licensing Models That Exist Today

The topic of “Licensing in the Cloud” is probably the most interesting business-technology topic, according to me. If you are an enterprise customer looking to migrate your applications to the cloud, licensing is probably one of the first topics you would want to discuss. The Amazon Web Services team is working with many third-party ISVs […]

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Security, compliance, and governance in the cloud with AWS and Freedom OSS

Freedom OSS, one of our solutions integrators, specializes in helping enterprise customers and Federal agencies build and deploy secure, compliant applications on AWS. On Tuesday 16 November, AWS and Freedom OSS are joining forces in a half-day event in Chicago. Presenters include: Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Services CTO Max Yankelevich, Freedom OSS Chief Cloud Architect […]

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