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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 S3 – Busier Than Ever

Amazon S3 usage has grown very nicely in the last quarter and now stands at 29 billion objects, up from 22 billion just a quarter ago. As one of the S3 engineers told me last week, that’s over 4 objects for every person now on Earth! Our customers are keeping S3 pretty busy too. To […]

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Links from London

I am in London for a couple of conferences and meetings. I arrived this past Sunday and have just about shaken off the jet lag. I have a whole bunch of interesting stuff in my inbox and some time to blog, so here goes. First, we’ve extended the deadline for entering the AWS Start-Up Challenge […]

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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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