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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 EC2 Running IBM

Earlier this year I talked about our partnership with IBM and their commitment to the creation of licensing models that are a good match for dynamic cloud-computing environments. At that time we released a set of development AMIs (Amazon Machine Images), giving you the ability to create applications using IBM products such as DB2, WebSphere […]

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How To Purchase an EC2 Reserved Instance

Update: You can now make this purchase using the AWS Management Console. Click here to learn more. I thought that it would be worthwhile to outline the steps needed to purchase an EC2 Reserved Instance. Here’s what you need to do: Choose a Region. Choose an Availability Zone. Locate the Reserved Instance offering. Make the […]

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Upcoming Webinars

There are a number of webinars scheduled over the next several weeks, and the purpose of this post is to make certain everyone is aware of the various options and opportunities: Thursday, April 16 at 9:00am PST Cloud for Large Enterprise — Where to Start Hear Capgemini put AWS and cloud computing in context for […]

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Powerful New Amazon SQS Features

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) launched over three years ago and is the quiet workhorse behind many of the highly scalable applications running on Amazon EC2. Today we are rolling out some important new features for Amazon SQS including availability from within our EU region, control of access permissions, and more control over […]

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Amazon Flexible Payments Service Webinar

The Amazon FPS team just announced another webinar, designed to help you understand what the Amazon Flexible Payments Service (also known as Amazon FPS) is all about. Amazon FPS is a webservice that enables tens of millions of Amazon customers to complete payment transactions on your website or application using the information in their Amazon.com […]

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Webinar: Amazon SimpleDB Developer Brown Bag

Join the Amazon SimpleDB team for the latest in our ongoing Developer Brown Bag series. Topics will include: Recap of recently released features A step-by-step SimpleDB tutorial by AWS Evangelist Mike Culver Your questions We will take live questions via the webinar console, but to allow for a more thorough response, attendees are encouraged to […]

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What Do You Run?

As more and more businesses run applications in the cloud, we’re starting to hear about mainstream software from the likes of IBM and Oracle running on Amazon EC2. There are strong privacy and security controls in place around each AWS customer account, and accordingly there’s no way for us to gain a sense of who […]

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Announcing Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Today we are introducing Amazon Elastic MapReduce , our new Hadoop-based processing service. I’ll spend a few minutes talking about the generic MapReduce concept and then I’ll dive in to the details of this exciting new service. Over the past 3 or 4 years, scientists, researchers, and commercial developers have recognized and embraced the MapReduce […]

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