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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 CloudFront Request Logging

.notyet20090430 { background-color:yellow; } We just added a handy new request logging feature to Amazon CloudFront. One line is written to a log file each time an object is accessed via CloudFront. This data (object name, access point, time of access, and so forth) can be used to generate usage reports using reporting tools. Once […]

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Webinar: Introduction to Amazon EC2 Running IBM

We’ve been doing a lot of Webinars lately! This week I will be hosting one that will provide a technical overview of IBM products now available in the AWS cloud on a pay-as-you-go basis, including IBM DB2, IBM Informix, IBM WebSphere sMash, IBM Lotus Web Content Management, and IBM WebSphere Portal Server. SugarCRM software architect […]

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New Mechanical Turk Resource Center

.quote20090501 { width: 80%; border: 1px dotted black; padding: 8px; margin-left: 60px; margin-bottom: 10px; } We’ve put together a Mechanical Turk Resource Center jam-packed with interesting and useful information. You can start by reading about How Mechanical Turk Can Help Your Business. Then you can read about how requesters are using Mechanical Turk on our […]

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IBM Informix Database in the Cloud

I spent the last two days at the International Informix User Group Conference in Overland Park, Kansas. The Conference was packed with 240+ Informix architects, DBAs, customers, system integrators and IBM employees, despite bad weather including thunder storms and tornado warnings. Informix Dynamic Server Express and Workgroup editions are now available in the Cloud. IBM […]

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AWS in Education

.div20090427 { /* width: 250px;*/ /* float: left;*/ border: 1px dotted black; padding: 8px; margin: 16px; } When I entered college in 1978, the state of the art in campus computing consisted of a room full of IBM 029 Key Punch machines, an IBM 370 Model 168 mainframe, and job queues where my card deck […]

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Live Oracle Webcast and Virtual Lab – Powered by AWS

On Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00 AM PST, the Oracle Technology Network will conduct a Virtual Developer Day. Developers will learn how Cloud Development Environments can help enterprise Java developers create Java and Rich Enterprise Applications without having to download, install, or configure a development environment on their machine. Attendees will receive technical training on […]

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SimpleDB Developments

Amazon SimpleDB continues to expand, with new tools, tutorials, and success stories. We just published a new case study on Adaptive Blue’s new Glue product. Taking the form of a Firefox plug-in, Glue allows users to share feedback with friends on books, music, movies, restaurants, gadgets, stocks and other everyday things around the web. In […]

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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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