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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.

The 1000 Genomes Project

We’re very pleased to welcome the 1000 Genomes Project data to Amazon S3.  The original human genome project was a huge undertaking. It aimed to identify every letter of our genetic code, 3 billion DNA bases in total, to help guide our understanding of human biology. The project ran for over a decade, cost billions […]

Updated Amazon Linux AMI (2012.03) Now Available

We’ve just released version 2012.03 of the Amazon Linux AMI. Coming six months after our previous major release, this version of the AMI is loaded with new features that EC2 users will enjoy. One of our goals for this release has been to make available multiple major versions of important packages. This allows code that […]

Cost Savings in the Cloud – foursquare and Global Blue

We’ve received great feedback from customers on the recent AWS price reductions. I’ve personally received a number of great stories from customers who are using AWS to reduce the cost of running their business. We’ve written up two of these recent cost savings stories as AWS case studies. foursquare Labs, Inc. and Global Blue may […]

Multi-Region Latency Based Routing now Available for AWS

The Amazon Web Services are now available in an ever-expanding series of locations. You’ve asked us to make it easier to build applications that span multiple AWS regions and we are happy to oblige. Today I’m pleased to announce that Amazon Route 53 is making available the same latency based routing technology that powers Amazon […]