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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 Summit 2011 – Navigate the Cloud

Our customers have been asking us for additional in-depth knowledge so that they can architect, develop, secure, and deploy all types of AWS applications. Our new AWS Summit events will take place in New York (June 10), London (June 14), and San Francisco (June 21). Each event will include a keynote from Amazon CTO Werner […]

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AWS Management Console Bookmarking

We’ve added a new bookmarking feature to the AWS Management Console. You can now construct a URL that will open the console with a specific AMI (Amazon Machine Image) or CloudFormation Template selected and ready to launch. EC2 AMI LaunchThe URL to open up the console with a particular AMI selected looks like this: https://console.aws.amazon.com […]

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My EC2 Instance – The First 1000 Days

I launched my first “production” EC2 instance almost three years ago, on July 15, 2008. For my purposes, production includes hosting my personal blog and writing code for my AWS book, as well as a host for random development projects that I putter around with from time to time. I am happy to report that […]

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Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Available on Spot Market

Today we are coupling two popular aspects of Amazon EC2: Cluster computing and Spot Instances! More and more of our customers are finding innovative ways to use EC2 Spot Instances to save up to two-thirds off the On-Demand price. Batch processing, media rendering and transcoding, grid computing, testing, web crawling, and Hadoop-based processing are just […]

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AWS Events and Webinars for April 2011

The AWS team will be participating in and putting on a number of live events and webinars this month. Here’s a full list. Live events: April 4 – East Bay Java User Group (Oakland, CA). April 5 – SugarCRM Customer and Developer Conference (San Francisco, CA). April 5 – Rochester AWS User Group (Rochester, NY). […]

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Announcing AWS $NAME

As I’ve blogged about in the past, we love to listen to our customers, and what we hear from them has a direct and very visible influence on our development process. I can literally watch as the information flows from customer meetings to trip reports to press releases (we write those first, before we build […]

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