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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.

Summer Startups: GoSquared

AWS is a pay-as-you-use mix of tools and services that help businesses of all sizes build innovative products. Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling GoSquared. GoSquared […]

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Configuration Persistence and Support for URL Swapping with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We just released two new capabilities for AWS Elastic Beanstalk that help you save your preferred environment settings and deploy changes to your applications with minimal downtime. Configuration Persistence Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environments configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to […]

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AWS Lowers its Pricing Again! – No Inbound Data Transfer Fees and Lower Outbound Data Transfer for All Services including Amazon CloudFront

We are continuously working hard to drive down our costs and pass those savings back to our customers. And indeed, AWS has reduced pricing more than a dozen times in the last 4 years. See the list of AWS’ announcements related to lowering prices: Apr 22, 2008 – AWS Lowers Data Transfer Costs Oct 09, […]

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Amazon CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 in Sweden

The AWS global footprint continues to grow! We’ve just opened up an Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 edge location in Stockholm, Sweden. This is our 19th edge location worldwide and our 6th in Europe. You don’t need to do anything to your applications; requests are routed worldwide based on latency so CloudFront will automatically route […]

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Get Better Results with Amazon Mechanical Turk Masters

There are now more than 500,000 Mechanical Turk Workers in 190 countries on the Mechanical Turk marketplace. These Workers are ready and eager to work on a wide variety of tasks (Human Intelligence Tasks or HITS) including data cleansing, image filtering, image tagging, and categorization. Today, we’re excited to introduce Mechanical Turk Masters. This new feature […]

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AWS Events for June 2011

We have a lot going on in June; here’s the scoop: Webinars: June 15 – Clouds and the Network: How Cloud Computing Transforms IT Infrastructure – 10:15 AM June 16 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST June 16 – Seven Strategies for Architecting Success in the Cloud – 11:00 AM June […]

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Amazon Technology Open House – June 7, 2011

We’ll be holding a technology open house at our new South Lake Union campus on the North end of Seattle. The event is free but space is limited and you will need to pre-register. The welcome and the keynote will be delivered by James Hamilton. James is an Amazon Distinguished Engineer and he’s an awesome […]

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