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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.

Attention Venture Capitalists

A couple of us in the office were chatting about VC portfolios. As we talked, we realized that several firms have asked us to speak to their portfolio companies–sometimes as a group, and sometimes one at a time. So we’re extending the offer to all of you. If you want your member companies to learn […]

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See you in the UK?

I am just about set for my next UK trip, but there are still a few open issues: I have an appointment labeled “Lunch at Wagamana” on the 19th, but no other details. Please add details to the Wiki page or send a note to evangelists at . I have some open time in […]

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Amazon EC2 Helps Justin.TV Take on E3

Yesterday morning we received an email from the folks behind Justin.TV. They were preparing for a big splash at the E3 show and wanted to make sure that we were in a position to handle the increased load. We assured them that we were. Justin and his posse visited E3 and did a live broadcast […]

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Additional EC2 Beta Spots Now Open

As of this morning, we have cleared the Amazon EC2 waiting list! Everyone on the list with a valid payment method in their account and acccess to Amazon S3 has been enabled for EC2. We are continuing to add capacity and can now accomodate some additional beta signups. Simply create your AWS account, sign up […]

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Ruby on Rails – Public AMIs

Paul Dowman created something really useful for the Ruby on Rails Community: a Pre-configured Ruby On Rails Stack AMI that “just simply works”. Public AMIs are pre-packaged, pre-configured, compressed file-system blobs that are stored on Amazon S3 which can be instantiated by any Amazon EC2 user. Ruby on Rails cuts down development time significantly due […]

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New Developer Resource Center Content

Just a quick post to act as a heads up on two additions to the AWS Developer Resource Center. First, I recently interviewed Doug Kaye, who is CTO of GigaVox Media, about their experience with Amazon Simple Queue Service (aka Amazon SQS). The interview runs approximately 9 minutes, and offers some insight by Doug. I […]

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