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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.

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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Cloudbursting – Hybrid Application Hosting

I get to meet with lots of developers and system architects as part of my job. Talking to them about cloud computing and about the Amazon Web Services is both challenging and rewarding. Cloud computing as a concept is still relatively new. When I explain what it is and what it enables, I can almost […]

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RightScale Webinar: Leveraging Amazon’s Elastic Block Store

The folks at RightScale will be conducting a webinar on Thursday, August 28th at 10 AM PDT. They’ll focus on the recently announced Amazon Elastic Block Store, discussing application scenarios, mission-critical deployment, architecture, and design considerations. Michael Crandell (RightScale CEO) and Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale CTO) will present. The webinar is free, but space is […]

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Amazon SimpleDB Releases QueryWithAttributes

Amazon SimpleDB just released an update that includes a new feature called QueryWithAttributes. With this update, developers will be now able to retrieve all the information associated with items returned as a response to a particular query. The feature provides additional flexibility because it enables you to retrieve anywhere between one and all attributes for […]

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