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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.

Amazon RDS Now Available on the West Coast

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is now available in our US West (Northern California) Region. With this release, Amazon RDS is now available in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions so you can deploy your DB Instance(s) in whichever Region minimizes your latency or […]

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Bay Area Amazon Mechanical Turk Meetup

On May 18th, 2010, we’ll be conducting a Mechanical Turk Meetup in Palo Alto, California. The event will run from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Garden Court Hotel and is sponsored by AT&T Interactive. You’ll here from Donghui Feng, Research Scientist for AT&T Interactive. He’ll talk about the use of the Mechanical Turk […]

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Heads to Europe

I’m happy to announce that Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is now available in our EU (Ireland) region. Customers with existing IT infrastructure in the EU can now deploy Amazon VPC in the same region in order to provide the best possible experience for their users. They can also deploy an Amazon VPC in the […]

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Developers Support the AWS Asia Pacific Region With Cool Applications

Here’s what I know about so far: Bucket Explorer -A user interface for Amazon S3. Runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac systems, available in three editions (basic, commands, and team). CloudBerry Backup -A backup and restore program that uses Amazon S3. Runs on Windows. Includes scheduling and optional data encryption. CloudBerry Explorer -A file management […]

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Now Open: AWS Region in Asia Pacific

Businesses and developers in the Asia Pacific part of the world can now obtain their processing, storage, and other services on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis from resources located nearby. We’ve just opened up an AWS Region in Singapore, with two Availability Zones. The new region supports Amazon EC2 (including Elastic IP Addresses, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic […]

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AWS Presentation Roundup

As you may know, we’ve hosted AWS Enterprise events in several cities this year. We’ve put the presentations on SlideShare and you may find them to be of interest. Here’s what you can find. From Amazon Brief Overview of Security Architecting for the Cloud AWS and the Enterprise Securing the AWS Cloud Lessons Learned Before […]

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Amazon CloudFront Object TTL Slashed!

By popular demand, we’ve reduced the minimum TTL (Time To Live) for Amazon CloudFront from 24 hours down to just one hour. This means that you can now use CloudFront to distribute content that changes from hour to hour. As has always been the case, you will set the expiration time using the Cache-Control, Pragma, […]

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