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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.

Mobile Trading Platform on AWS

AWS is not only a rich platform to build products and solutions but also a platform to build specialized platforms. The inherent flexibility of the AWS cloud enables businesses to use it as a platform in a variety of different ways. Some of these platforms are highlighted in my blog post titled The Cloud as a […]

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Amazon Web Services for Backup and Disaster Recovery

Since the launch of the Amazon Web Services platform in 2006, many companies have decided to offer solutions on top of it. We collect a list of these solution providers, being them System Integrators (SI) or Independent Software Vendors (ISV), on our main AWS website. These Solution Providers offer a vast range of solution for […]

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Big Data Workshop and EC2

Many fields in industry and academia are experiencing an exponential growth in data production and throughput, from social graph analysis to video transcoding to high energy physics. Constraints are everywhere when working with very large data sets, and provisioning sufficient storage and compute capacity for these fields is challenging. This is particularly true for biological […]

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London Calling

Hello!  I’m Matt Wood, and I’ve just joined Amazon Web Services as the new Technology Evangelist for Europe. Before joining Amazon I built web-scale search engines at Cornell University in New York City (of which Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is a fellow alumni), document management systems in Cambridge and genes in Hinxton. At the Wellcome Trust Sanger […]

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AWS Management Console Now Supports Amazon S3

The AWS Management Console now includes support for Amazon S3. You can upload and download individual objects and groups of objects. You can control permissions and metadata, and you can create sub-folders to further organize the contents of your buckets. Here’s a rundown on the major features… Your buckets are shown on the left; the […]

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AWS Import/Export API

We added full programmability to AWS Import/Export in order to make it even easier for you to move large amounts of data in to or out of Amazon S3. The new API is very straightforward. You use CreateJob to create a new Import or Export job, and ListJobs to retrieve a list of your jobs. […]

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Amazon CloudFront: HTTPS Access, Another Edge Location, Price Reduction

We continue to enhance Amazon CloudFront at a rapid pace. Here’s the latest and greatest: We’ve added a new edge location in New York City. This location will provide even better performance to users requesting your content from New York and the northeastern United States. We’ve reduced pricing for CloudFront HTTP requests by 25%. The […]

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AWS Events for June and July of 2010

The AWS Marketing Team has been cooking up a number of really good events. Here’s what we have in store for you in June: I took this photo earlier this year when I visited NY, PA, and DC in the same week. June 15th – Jinesh Varia will discuss architectural design patterns in cloud computing […]

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