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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.

Scalr Graduates From Beta, Special Pricing Still in Effect

Sebastian Stadil wrote to let me know that Scalr has graduated from beta and is now generally available.  The 1.0 release includes a number of new features including: APIs for control of your  server farm: LaunchFarm, TerminateFarm, ListRoles, GetFarmStats, ExecuteScript, ListFarms, ListScripts, and ListApplications. Support for Elastic Load Balancing. Rotating EBS snapshots. Additional scaling algorithms […]

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Your Input Needed – 2009 AWS Survey

In years past, we have surveyed some of our customers to learn more about where they would like to see us take AWS. This year we have decided to open up the survey to all readers of this blog. I would like to invite all our customers and prospects to fill up our 2009 AWS […]

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Amazon SimpleDB Management in Eclipse

The popular AWS Toolkit for Eclipse now supports Amazon SimpleDB. Designed for version 3.5 of Eclipse and building on top of the Eclipse Data Tools Platform, the toolkit provides complete management support for SimpleDB. After opening Eclipse, you simply choose the Database Development Perspective, connect to SimpleDB using your AWS access identifiers, and view your […]

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What Should Adam Do?

Its always interesting to see what people use Amazon Web Services for. This blog post is on one hand a look at an interesting example; however it is also a chance to participate in a social experiment. Adam Ginsburg from Sydney Australia set up a form to let you vote on what he should do […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge For 2009

We’re kicking off the third annual AWS Start-Up Challenge now. We’re looking for the hottest and coolest start-ups and start-up ideas. Developers and entrepreneurs in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel are encouraged to enter for a chance to win $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, mentoring sessions from AWS technical experts, […]

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Amazon Second Life Job Fair – July 14, 2009

The very first Amazon Job Fair in Second Life will take place on Tuesday July 14th and will run from 6 AM to Midnight, PST. This free event is a unique opportunity for candidates to have direct access to hiring managers and recruiters from around the world. Amazon is looking for all levels of technical […]

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The Cloud as a Platform for Platforms

Of the many things I love about AWS, I will mention three of my favorites in this blog post: AWS does not force developers to use any particular programming model, language, or operating system. AWS does not force developers to use the entire suite of services – they can use any of our infrastructure services individually or […]

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