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Jeff Barr

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Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

NASA Saves nearly $1M Per Year By Using AWS

Linda Cureton, the CIO of NASA wrote a blog post to detail some of the IT reforms that are being put in to place to better serve NASA’s mission and the American people. NASA has been an advocate and user of cloud and shared services for the last couple of years. In her post (IT […]

Amazon RDS MySQL Now Starting at Just $19 a Month

I’m always happy to be able to talk about AWS options that lower costs and add flexibility for our customers. To that end, I am pleased to announce the availability of Micro instances for Amazon RDS for the MySQL database engine. The t1.micro RDS instance is a low cost instance type designed for low traffic […]

AWS Week in Review – June 4, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 4 We announced a lot of SAP news to get the week underway. I posted the latest episode of The AWS Report, featuring Rob Vandenburg, CEO of Lingotek. Tuesday, June 5 We took a look behind the scenes of the Amazon […]

Internal Elastic Load Balancers in the Virtual Private Cloud

Today’s guest post comes to you courtesy of Spencer Dillard, Product Manager for AWS Elastic Load Balancing. — Jeff; One of the challenges weve heard about many times from customers is the challenge of load balancing between tiers of an application. While Elastic Load Balancing addresses many of the complexities of building a highly available […]

Amazon CloudFront – More PoPs and More Growth

I spent some time chatting with the Amazon CloudFront team to make sure that I knew what was going on. Here’s an update: More PoPs and More Growth Amazon CloudFront now has 32 global PoPs (Points of Presence) with the addition of second PoPs in Dallas and Paris (5/29).  The team has been quietly adding […]

New – Programmatic Access to AWS Billing Data

You can now access your AWS billing data programmatically. This has been a much-requested feature and I’m confident that it will be put to good use right away. To get started, all you need to do is to provide an Amazon S3 bucket for your billing data, give the AWS Billing system permission to write […]

Behind the Scenes of the Amazon Appstore Test Drive

The Amazon Appstore for Android has a really cool Test Drive feature. It allows you to instantly try select applications through your computer browser or Android phone before you elect to install them. There’s some interesting technology behind the Test Drive, and I’d like to tell you a little bit more about it. Let’s start […]