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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.

Now Online – AWS Solution Pages

We’ve just put a number of AWS Solution pages on line to provide more information about some of the more popular ways that our customers put AWS to use. Here’s what we have: Application Hosting Backup Storage Content Delivery E-Commerce Applications Enterprise IT HPC Applications Media Hosting Search Engines Web Hosting iPhone Application Hosting Facebook […]

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Vote for AWS-Powered Walkshed in the NYC Big Apps Contest

AWS-Powered Walkshed is a finalist in the NYC Big Apps Contest and they need your vote in order to win! Built by Philadelphia-based Avencia, Walkshed combines 10 data sources chosen from the NYC Data Mine to compute and display personalized walkability maps based on a set of seventeen priorities such as proximity to grocery stores, […]

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Third-Party AWS Tracking Sites

A couple of really cool third-party AWS tracking sites have sprung up lately. Some of these sites make use of AWS data directly and others measure it using their own proprietary methodologies. I don’t have any special insight in to the design or operation of these sites, but at first glance they appear to be […]

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AWS Management Console Now Supports Elastic Load Balancing

The AWS Management Console now supports Amazon EC2’s Elastic Load Balancing feature. Here’s a tour, starting with the navigation pane: Clicking on Load Balancers displays all of your Elastic Load Balancers. If you don’t have any, you see the Create button instead: When you click on the Create button you’ll see the four-step wizard: In […]

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Hello, world!

Good day, everyone. I’m Steve Riley. In July 2009 I joined the AWS evangelism team. I spent my first few months absorbing information about all our offerings and am now getting back on the road again, speaking at various events and user groups and meeting with customers. I came from Microsoft, where I was in […]

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Fotopedia and AWS

Hi there, this is Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist for AWS in Europe. I’ll steal the keyboard from Jeff Barr for a few minutes to share something really interesting with you: in fact, It is always fascinating to see how our customers are using the Amazon Web Services to power their businesses. Olivier Gutknecht, Director of […]

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New job positions in Europe for Amazon Web Services

We have a number of open positions within Amazon Web Services in Europe. Most of these are based in Luxembourg. Here are the links to the positions: Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (UK-based) Marketing Manager, Amazon Web Services Business Development Manager, EU Solution Provider Program, AWS Regional Sales Manager, Germany […]

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Amazon CloudFront Now Supports Streaming Media Content

Amazon CloudFront now supports streaming of media files stored in Amazon S3. You can now use CloudFront to improve access to your static content (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and so forth) as well as your streaming content. We are using version 3.5.2 of the Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) and we support the RTMP, RTMPT (HTTP […]

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Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Opens Up

I am happy to announce that the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is now available to all current and future Amazon EC2 customers. VPC users are charged only for VPN connection hours and for data transfer, making this a very cost-efficient way to create a secure and seamless bridge between a company’s existing IT infrastructure […]

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