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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.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

We received close to 2,500 applications for the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge! Applications arrived from every state in the US and from 84 other countries including Iceland, Ghana, Bahrain, Nepal, Cambodia, and Malawi. Our suite of judges have chosen the following 24 semi-finalists: Big Data & High Performance Computing Automated Insights (USA) Demyst Data (Hong […]

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AWS Weeks in Review – December 17 & 24, 2012

Due to the holidays, today’s report covers the past two weeks! Monday,  December 17 You can now copy an EBS Snapshot between AWS Regions. Tuesday, December 18 We added an Analytics Dashboard and real-time comparison of rank expressions to Amazon CloudSearch. We added environment resource support and an updated PHP runtime to Elastic Beanstalk. Thursday, […]

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Root Domain Website Hosting for Amazon S3

As you may already know,  you can host your static website on Amazon S3, giving you the ability to sustain any conceivable level of traffic, at a very modest cost, without the need to set up, monitor, scale, or manage any web servers. With static hosting, you pay only for the storage and bandwidth that […]

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Even More Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Hot on the heels of my last GovCloud post, […]

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The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

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