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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.

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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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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