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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.

jReport on EC2

Christie from Jinfonet emailed to tell me about their newest video, Cloud Reporting from Amazon EC2: Per their recent press release, their JReport product can be installed on one or more EC2 instances with linear scaling as additional instances are added. A clustered installation of JReport can include hundreds of EC2 nodes and is able […]

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AWS Events for July 2011

Here’s what we have in store for the month of July (these are late; I was on vacation): Webinars: July 13 – AWS Office Hours: Development and Test – 9:00 AM PST July 21 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST July 25 – Predicting Costs on Amazon Web Services – 9:00 […]

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Introducing the AWS SDK for Ruby

Ruby is a wonderful programming language. Optimized for ‘developer joy’, it is an object oriented playground for building simple domain specific languages, orchestration tools, and most famously, web applications. In many ways, the Ruby language and Amazon cloud services such as EC2 and S3 have similar goals: to help developers and businesses build innovative products without […]

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Summer Startups: Sportaneous

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 Sportaneous from New York City! The StoryI first learned about Sportaneous after reading about NYC Big Apps, an application contest […]

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Extending Microsoft Licensing Mobility to the AWS Cloud: Now You Can Run Several Windows Server Applications on AWS

Earlier in the month, Microsoft announced Microsoft License Mobility with Software Assurance Program. This allows you to move Windows Server applications licenses between your on-premises environment and the cloud. Today, I am really excited to announce that AWS and Microsoft have joined together to extend Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance to the AWS Cloud. […]

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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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Summer Startups: GoSquared

AWS is a pay-as-you-use mix of tools and services that help businesses of all sizes build innovative products. 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 GoSquared. GoSquared […]

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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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