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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.

Open Positions on the AWS Marketing Team

We have just opened up some new positions on the AWS Marketing Team: Product Marketing Manager (Seattle, Job 133399) – Support the ongoing marketing needs of product teams, ie. managing launches, reviewing launch content, driving product-specific campaigns, and managing Customer Advisory Board. Marketing Communications Manager (Seattle, Job 133423) – Manage content development/approval/publication process, author website […]

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Amazon RDS: MySQL 5.5 Now Available

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports version 5.5 of MySQL. This new version of MySQL includes InnoDB 1.1, and offers a number of performance improvements including enhanced use of multiple cores, better I/O handling with multiple read and write threads, and enhanced monitoring. InnoDB 1.1 includes a number of improvements over the prior […]

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Binpress Programming Contest

Amazon Web Services has teamed up with Binpress, a marketplace where developers buy and sell source code from one another, to sponsor a developer contest for the most useful source-code packages. The line-up for prizes is enticing a mix of cash and other awards with a total value of $40,000. AWS is offering $3,500 in […]

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AWS Events for February 2011

We’ve got a lot of interesting live events and webinars planned for February of 2011. First, the live events: Feb 1 – Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group  – What’s new with AWS – Mountain View, CA. Feb 1 – AWS 101 Cloud Computing Seminar: Making the Case for Cloud – Sydney, Australia. Feb 1 – […]

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Amazon S3 – Bigger and Busier Than Ever

The number of objects stored in Amazon S3 continues to grow: Here are the stats, measured at the end of the fourth quarter of each year: 2006 – 2.9 billion objects 2007 – 14 billion objects 2008 – 40 billion objects 2009 – 102 billion objects 2010 – 262 billion objects The peak request rate […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Console Support

The AWS Management Console now includes support for the new Amazon CloudWatch features described in my other posts. The new CloudWatch tab on the console gives you complete access to all of the metrics collected for your EC2 instances, EBS volumes, RDS DB Instances, and Elastic Load Balancers. You can look at the statistics numerically, […]

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Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service

Like most technical endeavors, sending email is a lot harder than it looks! The simple solutions that are entirely adequate when you have to send a couple of dozen daily emails simply don’t work when you need to send out hundreds, thousands, or even millions of emails over the same time period. To pick just […]

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