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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.

AWS Goodies for November 6, 2008

Saurabh wrote to tell me that a new release of Bucket Explorer is ready. New features (detailed here) include a “system” bucket to track deleted files and folders, password protection of AWS credentials, a retry queue, faster uploads, upload speed throttling, support for copying and moving buckets, bucket comparison, and some bug fixes. The International […]

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Los Angeles Area AWS User Group

Update: corrected meeting location. If you are in the Los Angeles area, I wanted to let you know about the inaugural meeting of an Amazon Web Services User Group on November 13th. It will be hosted by Chris Miller at’s office in Santa Monica, and I will be there to participate in the festivities. […]

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SOASTA – Load Testing From the Cloud

I met Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, at the Palo Alto stop of the AWS Start-Up Tour. Tom gave the audience a good introduction to their CloudTest product, an on demand load testing solution which resides on and runs from Amazon EC2. Tom wrote to me last week to tell me that they are now […]

Read More for Amazon Web Services

Today at Dreamforce 2008 and Amazon Web Services announced for Amazon Web Services, which is a toolkit that makes it easy for developers to build Salesforce applications that are partly hosted on Amazon Web Services. More information is also available on our Partner Page. If you are looking for the Amazon Machine Image […]

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US National Voter Guide for Election ’08

The EC2-powered Voter Guide is a very powerful and helpful site, as well as a handy illustration of why scalable cloud computing is the perfect solution for short-term sites which have the potential to draw a lot of traffic. Designed by E-thepeople and produced in conjunction with over 100 local newspapers and TV stations, the […]

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New and Cool – VPN-Cubed & Glue

Two of my friends, coincidentally named Alexis and Alex, emailed me yesterday with information about their latest and greatest AWS-powered products. Alexis works for CohesiveFT. Their new product, VPN-Cubed, creates encrypted, private VPN (Virtual  Private Network) connections between endpoints in a single cloud, between multiple clouds, and between the cloud and a physical data center. […]

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Upcoming AWS Events – Fall 2008

Here are some upcoming events that should be of interest to the AWS community: Eric Hammond (creator of a number of public EC2 Ubuntu and Debian AMIs) will teach an EC2 Beginners Workshop at Barcamp LA on the 25th and 26th of October (that’s this weekend). John Nousis will be hosting an AWS meetup in […]

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