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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.

US National Voter Guide for Election ’08

The EC2-powered Voter Guide is a very powerful and helpful site, as well as a handy illustration of why scalable cloud computing is the perfect solution for short-term sites which have the potential to draw a lot of traffic. Designed by E-thepeople and produced in conjunction with over 100 local newspapers and TV stations, the […]

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New and Cool – VPN-Cubed & Glue

Two of my friends, coincidentally named Alexis and Alex, emailed me yesterday with information about their latest and greatest AWS-powered products. Alexis works for CohesiveFT. Their new product, VPN-Cubed, creates encrypted, private VPN (Virtual  Private Network) connections between endpoints in a single cloud, between multiple clouds, and between the cloud and a physical data center. […]

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Upcoming AWS Events – Fall 2008

Here are some upcoming events that should be of interest to the AWS community: Eric Hammond (creator of a number of public EC2 Ubuntu and Debian AMIs) will teach an EC2 Beginners Workshop at Barcamp LA on the 25th and 26th of October (that’s this weekend). Update: Eric has provided plenty of additional information on […]

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Links from London

I am in London for a couple of conferences and meetings. I arrived this past Sunday and have just about shaken off the jet lag. I have a whole bunch of interesting stuff in my inbox and some time to blog, so here goes. First, we’ve extended the deadline for entering the AWS Start-Up Challenge […]

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Coming Soon: Amazon EC2 With Windows

We’re getting ready to enable the use of Microsoft Windows Server on Amazon EC2 later this Fall. You will be able to use Amazon EC2 to host highly scalable ASP.NET sites, high performance computing (HPC) clusters, media transcoders, SQL Server, and more. You can run Visual Studio (or another development environment) on your desktop and […]

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New Release of DevPay – Lower Fees and Reduced Risk

Amazon DevPay is pretty cool. It allows developers to use Amazon’s billing and account management to layer their own business models on top of Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. Developers using DevPay include SmugMug (for SmugVault), Wowza Media Systems, Red Hat, and SearchBlox. Earlier today we rolled out a brand new release of DevPay. The […]

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