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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.

Can Scanning as a Service Clean Your Desk Off?

Does your desk look like this photo? No comment on where the photo was taken, of course… There’s hope! Pixily just launched, with a business model that could be described as “NetFlix in reverse”. They offer a plan that allows you to send them one envelope per month (envelopes can contain up to 50 items) […]

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Amazon Web Services \Office Hours\

We thought of trying out a new idea. Instead of working from our Amazon offices, for a change, we will be work for few hours, every last tuesday of the month, from an offsite. We like to call it AWS Office Hours. Offsite will be at the StartPad co-working office space in Pioneer Square in […]

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Jollat – Cross-Platform AWS Manager Client

Andras wrote to tell me about Jollat, a new graphical cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) management client for Amazon EC2 and S3. Available for free download (with a purchase option), the client includes a number of interesting features. On the S3 side, Jollat handles bucket creation in both the US and EU zones, upload and […]

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Friday Wrapup…

It is finally summer here in Seattle and I’m trying to get out of the office as early as possible today. Here are a few cool things that have recently landed in my inbox: Don MacAskill wrote to tell me about his new product, SmugVault. This new service extends the existing image storage capabilities provided […]

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Wanted: AWS Architecture Blog Posts & Diagrams

From time to time, potential users of AWS ask me about the best way to set up a highly scalable architecture using Amazon EC2, S3, SimpleDB, and SQS. I’d like to challenge readers of this blog to document their AWS-powered architectures in a blog post, preferably with a diagram, and to leave comments with a […]

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GigaSpaces XAP – Now on Amazon EC2

The GigaSpaces XAP (eXtreme Application Platform) is now available as an Amazon EC2 AMI (Amazon Machine Image). At the core, XAP implements a scalable, in-memory database which can be used as a data grid, a messaging grid, or as a parallel processing framework. XAP makes it easy to scale the entire middleware layer (data, messaging, […]

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JBoss Releases on Amazon EC2

By now many of you are aware that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is fully supported by Red Hat on Amazon EC2. You can read more about the offering at http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/. Jeff Barr blogged about this in November, 2007 (aws.typepad.com/aws/2007/11/red-hat-enterpr.html). Im posting this from Boston, where I am attending the Red Hat Global Summit — more […]

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Splunk Ninja & Processing Distributed Logs

Early this morning, Ilya Grigorik, founder of AideRSS, sent me a short note via Twitter to tell me about his latest blog post. In the post, he described his use of a single instance of Splunk to process application log files from several dozen Amazon EC2 instances. He also included a bit of Ruby code […]

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Trip Report: Around the World

Last week I came back from my India and Japan trip – one of my best trips till date. It was a complete round trip around the globe – I traveled from Seattle to Mumbai (via Atlantic Ocean), traveled within India (Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata), continued to Sapporo and Tokyo in Japan (via Indian Ocean) […]

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