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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.

Amazon EC2 Crosses the Atlantic

You can now launch Amazon EC2 instances in Europe! We’ve created a new region for Europe, separate and distinct from the existing region in the United States.For fault tolerance, data separation, and stability, each EC2 region is an entity unto itself; issues within one region won’t affect the other one. This means that Amazon Machine […]

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Amazon DevPay Graduates to General Availability

Amazon DevPay just transitioned from beta to general availability. If you aren’t familiar with this Amazon Web Service, Amazon DevPay is a simple-to-use online billing and account management service that makes it easy to sell applications that are built in, or run on top of, Amazon Web Services. It is designed to make On-Demand business models […]

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Oracle and AWS Webinar

Not very long ago Amazon Web Services and Oracle announced that many Oracle products are now licensed to run in the Amazon Cloud. If this interests you (and I know from emails that many of you are interested), then keep reading. On Thursday December 11,2008 at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST) I’m going to co-host a […]

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Paging Researchers, Analysts, and Developers

Hi, I am Deepak Singh, a business development manager at Amazon Web Services. One of my areas of focus is scientific computing on AWS, and I am guest blogging today about an exciting new initiative that will bring great benefit to researchers and scientists. “Science was always about mashing up, taking one result and applying […]

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Amazon SimpleDB Grows Up

The private beta test of Amazon SimpleDB has gone really well. We’ve learned a lot during the beta and have fine-tuned the feature set in order to make sure that we are meeting the needs of current and future users. Before I delve into the details, let me get one important fact out of the […]

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Mathematica on Amazon EC2

Last week, I talked about MATLAB on Amazon EC2. Today, I am very excited to talk about Mathematica on Amazon EC2. Wolfram Research announced last week that they will be embracing the Cloud and providing a “Cloud Computing Service” with help of Nimbis Services, Inc   The Mathematica cloud computing service will provide flexible and scalable access to HPC […]

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Content Delivery Service Flying High

Its fun to look at buzz and activity right after a new Amazon Web Service gets launched in this case the service Im thinking about is Amazon CloudFront, which is our new Content Delivery Service. Jeff Barr blogged about CloudFronts features and benefits when the service launched last week. What prompted this particular blog post […]

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Capgemini and Amazon Web Services Announce Collaboration

The AWS ecosystem grew again today, when Capgemini announced that they will collaborate with Amazon Web Services by forming a new Center of Excellence focused on Cloud Computingand AWS in particular. This means that Capgemini will have a team of Amazon Web Services-trained professionals, located in North America, Europe and India, to provide a variety […]

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Distribute Your Content With Amazon CloudFront

A few months ago I talked about our plans to create and offer a service for content delivery. That service is called Amazon CloudFront and it is ready now! Like all of our other services, CloudFront was designed with ease of use in mind from the very beginning.  There are no minimum usage commitments, no […]

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Parallel Computing With MATLAB On Amazon EC2

Update (2017) –  This blog post is here for historical purposes only.   The white paper has been superseded by the Cloud Center web application from MathWorks.“   Mathworks released a whitepaper on how to run MATLAB parallel computing products – Parallel Computing Toolbox and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server on Amazon EC2. This step by step […]

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