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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.

New AWS SDK for PHP

We’ve got a really nice new AWS SDK for PHP. Like our existing .NET and Java toolkits, this one was designed to be a high-quality SDK with comprehensive feature coverage, documentation, and tutorials. The first release supports a large subset of our infrastructure services including the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the Amazon Simple Storage […]

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Now Available: Host Your Web Site in the Cloud

I am very happy to announce that my first book, Host Your Web Site in the Cloud is now available! Weighing in at over 355 pages, this book is designed to show developers how to build sophisticated AWS applications using PHP and the CloudFusion toolkit. Here is the table of contents: Welcome to Cloud Computing. […]

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Run Oracle Applications on Amazon EC2

A wide variety of Oracle applications have been certified for use on Amazon EC2 with virtualization provided by the Oracle VM (OVM). The following products are now fully certified and supported and you’ll be able to run them in the cloud on production workloads before too long: Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle PeopleSoft – Enterprise Applications […]

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New Amazon EC2 Features: Resource Tagging, Idempotency, Filtering, Bring Your Own Keys

We’ve just introduced four cool new features for Amazon EC2. Instead of trying to squeeze all of the information in to one ridiculously long post, I’ve written four separate posts. Here’s what we introduced: Resource Tagging -Tag the following types of resources: EC2 instances, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), EBS volumes, EBS snapshots, and Amazon VPC […]

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New Amazon EC2 Feature: Filtering

Many of our customers create large numbers of EC2 resources. Some of them run hundreds or thousands of EC2 instances, create thousands of EBS volumes, and retain tens of thousands of EBS volume snapshots. This growth has meant that the corresponding Describe APIs (DescribeInstances, DescribeVolumes, and DescribeSnapshots, to name a few) can return results that […]

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