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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.

The AWS Report – Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I interviewed Michael Kellen, Director of Technology for Sage Bionetworks of Seattle. Sage is a non-profit organization devoted to biomedical research. They aim to bring open source technologies and practices to this field through their Synapse product. Synapse is an Elastic Beanstalk application. It uses Amazon S3 […]

AWS Week in Review – August 27, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 27 New AWS Report interview, Chris Wheeler discusses the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Friday, August 31 Amazon S3 now supports Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). AWS Evangelist Joe Ziegler uploaded a new presentation, Enterprise Journey to the Cloud. New AWS Report interview, Todd Fassulo […]

Amazon S3 – Cross Origin Resource Sharing Support

Why CORS? In order to keep your content safe, your web browser implements something called the same origin policy. The default policy ensures that scripts and other active content loaded from one site or domain cannot interfere or interact with content from another location without an explicit indication that this is the desired behavior. In […]

The AWS Report – Todd Fasullo of Smartsheet

I interviewed Todd Fasullo of Smartsheet learn more about Smartsheet and how it uses AWS to support online collaboration. Todd told me that they started using Amazon S3 way back in 2006 to store uploads and attachments. They added CloudFront support in a matter of days, and also use the Amazon Mechanical Turk as part […]

The AWS Report – Chris Wheeler, Amazon SES Team

I interviewed Chris Wheeler from the Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) team to learn more about SES and about how to get started with it. Chris walked me through the setup process, including the process to move from the sandbox to production. I enjoyed speaking with Chris and I hope that you will enjoy our […]

AWS Week in Review – August 20, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 20 We released Amazon Glacier, archival storage for one penny per Gigabyte per month. Tuesday, August 21 Amazon DynamoDB now supports storage and retrieval of binary data. We released AWS Cost Allocation for customer bills. Wednesday, August 22 You can now launch EC2 Cluster Compute Instances in […]

The AWS Report – Anders Samuelsson, AWS IAM

In this episode of The AWS Report I spoke with Anders Samuelsson, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management team. We covered the basics of IAM and also chatted about the newest IAM feature, roles for EC2 instances: I hope that you enjoy the video. We have many more of them in […]

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports SQL Server Agent

Amazon RDS makes it easy to provision and run production databases, and customers running RDS for SQL Server will be pleased to hear they can now use SQL Server Agent to schedule and execute administrative tasks on their databases. SQL Server Agent is a tool designed to take some of the manual heavy lifting of […]