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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.

SOASTA CloudTest Pro

The new SOASTA CloudTest Pro product gives organizations the ability to launch test clouds of any size on public, private, or shared cloud infrastructure including Amazon EC2 instances. Developers and performance engineers building, running, and scaling enterprise-class applications can now provision testing clouds on demand. Based on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest architecture, CloudTest Pro is available […]

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Open Positions on the AWS Marketing Team

We have just opened up some new positions on the AWS Marketing Team: Product Marketing Manager (Seattle, Job 133399) – Support the ongoing marketing needs of product teams, ie. managing launches, reviewing launch content, driving product-specific campaigns, and managing Customer Advisory Board. Marketing Communications Manager (Seattle, Job 133423) – Manage content development/approval/publication process, author website […]

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Amazon RDS: MySQL 5.5 Now Available

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports version 5.5 of MySQL. This new version of MySQL includes InnoDB 1.1, and offers a number of performance improvements including enhanced use of multiple cores, better I/O handling with multiple read and write threads, and enhanced monitoring. InnoDB 1.1 includes a number of improvements over the prior […]

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Binpress Programming Contest

Amazon Web Services has teamed up with Binpress, a marketplace where developers buy and sell source code from one another, to sponsor a developer contest for the most useful source-code packages. The line-up for prizes is enticing a mix of cash and other awards with a total value of $40,000. AWS is offering $3,500 in […]

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AWS Events for February 2011

We’ve got a lot of interesting live events and webinars planned for February of 2011. First, the live events: Feb 1 – Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group  – What’s new with AWS – Mountain View, CA. Feb 1 – AWS 101 Cloud Computing Seminar: Making the Case for Cloud – Sydney, Australia. Feb 1 – […]

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