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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 Linux AMI 2010.11.1 Released

We have released a new version of the Amazon Linux AMI. The new version includes new features, security fixes, package updates, and additional packages. The AWS Management Console will be updated to use these AMIs in the near future. Users of the existing Amazon Linux AMI can access the package additions and updates through our […]

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New Whitepapers on Cloud Migration: Migrating Your Existing Applications to the AWS Cloud

Developers and architects looking to build new applications in the cloud can simply design the components, processes and workflow for their solution, employ the APIs of the cloud of their choice, and leverage the latest cloud-based best practices for design, development, testing and deployment. In choosing to deploy their solutions in a cloud-based infrastructure like […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Finalists

Here are the finalists for this year’s AWS Start-Up Challenge. They have been invited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and additional goodies such as a year of AWS Premium Support at no charge and some […]

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AWS Customer Satisfaction Survey for 2010

As you may know, strives to be Earth’s most customer-centric company. As I’ve said (again and again and again) customer feedback is really important to us and we do everything possible to gather it. Could I ask you to take 10-15 minutes to fill out the AWS Customer Satisfaction Survey? It will help us […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

The judges have spent countless hours scrutinizing the entrants in the AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 competition and have selected fifteen finalists representing entrants from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The judges looked at applications, business models, management teams, and use of AWS. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley […]

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CloudCamp coming to Seattle

In just two short weeks CloudCamp is coming to Seattle…more specifically, to Amazon! We’re hosting the Camp at our new facilities in South Lake Union. If you’ve never been to CloudCamp before, now’s the perfect opportunity to experience one. Unlike traditional conferences, you — the attendees — get to decide the topics of the meeting. […]

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AWS Receives ISO 27001 Certification

We announced the successful completion of our first SAS 70 Type II audit just about a year ago. Earlier this year I talked about an application that had successfully completed the FISMA Low assessment and then received the necessary Authority to Operate. Today I am happy to announce that we have been awarded ISO 27001 […]

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Fedora 14 AMIs for Amazon EC2

Earlier this month the Fedora Community released Fedora 14. At that time they also released an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for EC2. This is pretty big news — Fedora is one of the most popular Linux distributions around, with millions of copies running worldwide. The new version of Fedora includes new desktop, system administration, and […]

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