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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 MapReduce from Accenture

Accenture is a Global Solution Provider for AWS. As part of their plan to help their clients extend their IT provisioning capabilities into the cloud, they offer a complete Cloud Computing Suite including the Accenture Cloud Computing Accelerator, the Cloud Computing Assessment Tool, the Cloud Computing Data Processing Solution, and the Accenture Web Scaler. Huan […]

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Amazon RDS Tech Tips

The Amazon RDS team will be publishing a series of tech tips this year. Tech Tip I covers the creation and use of on-demand test databases and Tech Tip II describes best practices for the use of RDS security groups. You can also follow the RDS team on Twitter as @amazonrds . If you have […]

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New Whitepaper: Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices

I am very happy to announce our new AWS whitepaper “Architecting for the Cloud: Best Practices.” For several years, software architects have discovered and implemented several concepts and best practices to build highly scalable applications. Today, these concepts are even more applicable because of ever-growing datasets, unpredictable traffic patterns, and the demand for faster response […]

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More on ADFS with Amazon EC2

Thanks to those who wrote to me with ideas about using ADFS to federate with Windows instances running on Amazon EC2. My original post was picked up by a couple other blogs, which Id like to acknowledge here:     ADFS / WIF on Amazon EC2 by Eugenio Pace (part of the ClaimsID Project)     A […]

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Upcoming webinar: \Cloud Security for Dummies\ hosted by SIIA

Good day, everyone. The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is hosting a webinar about cloud security on Tuesday 19 January 2010 at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PST. I’m one of the panelists. Here’s a brief blurb and a list of the participants: Cloud webinar series: Cloud Security for DummiesSecurity and cloud computing have come […]

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Federation with ADFS in Windows Server 2008

As I’ve talked with customers who have deployed or plan to deploy Windows Server 2008 instances on Amazon EC2, one feature they commonly inquire about is Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS). There seems to be a lot of interest in ADFS v2 with its support for WS-Federation and Windows Identity Foundation. These capabilities are fully […]

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Now Online – AWS Solution Pages

We’ve just put a number of AWS Solution pages on line to provide more information about some of the more popular ways that our customers put AWS to use. Here’s what we have: Application Hosting Backup Storage Content Delivery E-Commerce Applications Enterprise IT HPC Applications Media Hosting Search Engines Web Hosting iPhone Application Hosting Facebook […]

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Vote for AWS-Powered Walkshed in the NYC Big Apps Contest

AWS-Powered Walkshed is a finalist in the NYC Big Apps Contest and they need your vote in order to win! Built by Philadelphia-based Avencia, Walkshed combines 10 data sources chosen from the NYC Data Mine to compute and display personalized walkability maps based on a set of seventeen priorities such as proximity to grocery stores, […]

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Third-Party AWS Tracking Sites

A couple of really cool third-party AWS tracking sites have sprung up lately. Some of these sites make use of AWS data directly and others measure it using their own proprietary methodologies. I don’t have any special insight in to the design or operation of these sites, but at first glance they appear to be […]

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