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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.

Mainframes in the Cloud?

Almost! Micro Focus just deployed a managed mainframe emulation environment that runs on top of Amazon EC2. The beauty of this environment is that you can execute CICS or IMS code in the cloud, essentially unmodified. Micro Focus innovation has three significant benefits: (a) your existing code investment is protected, (b) costs are much, much […]

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SimpleDB Developer’s Brown Bag

You are invited to join the Amazon SimpleDB team on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9am PST for the first session of our new Developers Brown Bag. During these once monthly webinar sessions, developers will hear from the technical experts behind SimpleDB, and have the opportunity to engage in live Q&A. Interested developers may register […]

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CloudFront Management Tool Roundup

Amazon CloudFront was designed to make it really easy to distribute content to users at high speed with low latency. Here are some new tools which provide a nice end-user interface to CloudFront. The newest Freeware release of the CloudBerry Explorer now includes CloudFront support. You can create and manage distributions, assign CNAMES, and even […]

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Manage Amazon EC2 With New Web-Based AWS Management Console

Today were announcing the availability of the Web-based AWS Management Console, which in this first release provides management of your Amazon EC2 environment via a point-and-click interface. A number of management tools already exist: for example a popular Firefox extension known as Elasticfox; however as you read more of this post I believe youll agree […]

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Cloud Computing and Biomedical Research Roundtable in San Diego

Cirrhus9 (mentioned yesterday) and Pfizer are co-sponsors of a roundtable discussion on the topic of cloud computing and biomedical research. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels will be in attendance at this unique event, where they’ll discuss the emerging demands of biomedical research and how they can be met using cloud computing. The roundtable will be help […]

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AWS Links – Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Solve for Efficiency With Amazon Mechanical Turk

This is a quick post about another great use of Amazon Mechanical Turk. Over on Friend Feed Jean-Claude Bradley posted a blog post called Mechanical Turk Does Solubility on Google Spreadsheet, which talks about using Mechanical Turk to process solubility data for the Open Notebook Science Challenge. What I believe is revolutionary here is that […]

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100% on Amazon Web Services:

I’m Simone Brunozzi, technology evangelist for Amazon Web Services in Europe. This period of the year I decided to dedicate some time to better understand how our customers use AWS, therefore I spent some online time with Stefan Fountain and the nice guys at, a “one address book solution to contact management”, and I […]

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