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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.

Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Available on Spot Market

Today we are coupling two popular aspects of Amazon EC2: Cluster computing and Spot Instances! More and more of our customers are finding innovative ways to use EC2 Spot Instances to save up to two-thirds off the On-Demand price. Batch processing, media rendering and transcoding, grid computing, testing, web crawling, and Hadoop-based processing are just […]

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AWS Events and Webinars for April 2011

The AWS team will be participating in and putting on a number of live events and webinars this month. Here’s a full list. Live events: April 4 – East Bay Java User Group (Oakland, CA). April 5 – SugarCRM Customer and Developer Conference (San Francisco, CA). April 5 – Rochester AWS User Group (Rochester, NY). […]

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Announcing AWS $NAME

As I’ve blogged about in the past, we love to listen to our customers, and what we hear from them has a direct and very visible influence on our development process. I can literally watch as the information flows from customer meetings to trip reports to press releases (we write those first, before we build […]

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Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instances

We continue to listen to our customers, and we work hard to deliver the services, features, and business models based on what they tell us is most important to them. With hundreds of thousands of customers using Amazon EC2 in various ways, we are able to see trends and patterns in the requests, and to […]

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