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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.

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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Start-Up Tour Round-Up (Part I)

We just finished the US and Canadian leg of the AWS Start-Up Tour! With an amazing number of start-up leaders who attended in eight different cities, it was quite an event! Each event included presentations by Amazon Web Services, and more importantly by our customers–who described their real-world experiences with AWS. From my moint of […]

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Oracle Enters the AWS Cloud

We’ve been working with Oracle to bring a number of their products into the cloud. The first fruits of this work are now ready: cloud-compatible licensing, EC2 AMIs preloaded with a variety of Oracle products, support programs, backup to the cloud, and a cloud management portal. As more and more enterprises take a look at […]

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We’re Never Content

We’ve got something new and cool in the works and I’m excited to be able to tell you a little bit about it today! Before the end of the year we are planning to release a new service for content delivery. This new (and as yet unnamed) service will provide you with a high performance […]

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AWS Security White Paper

As more and more developers look to put AWS to use in various ways, questions about security practices and policies come to our attention from time to time. We’ve just published the first version of the AWS Security white paper. The paper provides answers to a number of questions about certifications, physical security, backups, and […]

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SimpleDB Domain Metadata Spec – Your Input Needed

The team behind Amazon SimpleDB is in the process of designing and implementing a new API call. The new call will return information about a particular SimpleDB domain. They have posted the design spec to the SimpleDB forum and would be very interested in receiving some more feedback. I’ve said it before and I’ll say […]

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