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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.

Get Ready for the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge

I’ve been writing about and participating in our Start-Up Challenges since we launched the first one in 2007. I have always been impressed by the quality, depth, diversity, and sheer quantity of entries that we receive. I’ve long believed (and blogged about) the fact that the scalable, pay-as-you-go nature of AWS makes it an ideal […]

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Managing ASP.Net Session State With DynamoDB

Today we have guest post from Norm Johanson, a Software Developer on our Developer Resources team. Norm has put together a post to show you how to track the session state of an ASP.NET application uusing Amazon DynamoDB. — Jeff; When developing a new ASP.NET application, a common approach is to store session data in […]

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896 GPU cores per instance: Now available in Ireland and VPC

If you’ve been following the story of high performance computing on AWS, you’ll see that we added instances with general purpose GPUs just under two years ago. In that time customers have been using these powerful, multi-core processors for a broad range of applications which can take advantage of the massive parallel computing capabilities, from […]

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Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Marketplace

EC2 OptionsI often tell people that cloud computing is equal parts technology and business model. Amazon EC2 is a good example of this; you have three options to choose from: You can use On-Demand Instances, where you pay for compute capacity by the hour, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. On-Demand instances are recommended […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 3, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, September 4 I posted a new AWS Report, Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks. We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now available in Singapore. Wednesday, September 5 We posted a new AWS case study. This study describes how Edmodo uses Amazon RDS to handle 500 database […]

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