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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.

Cloud Computing for Developers

If you are interested in both IBM software and Cloud Computing, theres an online event that you need to know about. Its no secret that large enterprises are rapidly setting up shop in the Cloud. Applications that range from CRM to ERP to in-house infrastructure. Cloud computing removes so many barriers that adoption seems self […]

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Now In Europe: Amazon SimpleDB, CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing

I’m happy to announce that the following AWS services are now available in Europe: Amazon SimpleDB – Highly available and scalable, low/no administration structured data storage. Amazon CloudWatch – Monitoring for the AWS cloud, starting with providing resource consumption (CPU utilization, network traffic, and disk I/O) for EC2 instances. Elastic Load Balancing – Traffic distribution […]

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AWS Solution Provider Webinars

Our AWS Solution Providers have scheduled some webinars. These are free, but advance registration is required. Here’s what’s coming up this month: September 22 – Optimizing Performance in the cloud. Featuring SOASTA SOASTA will share best practices for performance testing in the cloud on AWS and feature two of its customers actively using the services. […]

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The AWS Solution Providers Program

Our new AWS Solution Providers Program is designed for Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators with an offering built on AWS. Among other benefits, official AWS Solution Providers are listed in the AWS Solution Providers Directory, have exclusive access to the AWS Solution Provider logo, and receive specialized Systems Integrator training. They receive priority for […]

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Come See Us at Hadoop World

We are pleased to be sponsoring, speaking at, and attending the upcoming Hadoop World conference (October 2nd in New York). Peter Sirota of Amazon will be delivering the keynote: Making Hadoop Easy on Amazon Web Services.. Peter will discuss Amazon Elastic MapReduce including our recent addition of support for Apache Pig (tutorial here). Later in […]

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AWS Access Credential Rotation

Most security standards recommend changing access credentials (passwords, certificates, or keys) on a regular basis.  However, until recently this has been a bit tricky with AWS applications requesting a new Access Key ID or X.509 certificate immediately rendered the old one invalid. Our new Access Credential Rotation feature makes it easier for you to switch […]

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