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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.

Animoto – Scaling Through Viral Growth

Animoto is a very neat Amazon-powered application. Built on top of Amazon EC2, S3, and SQS, the site allows you to upload a series of images. It then generates a unique, attractive, and entertaining music video using your own music or something selected from the royalty-free library on the site. Last week I spoke to […]

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May We Help You?

From the very beginning, we’ve always wanted to make sure that developers had all of the formal and informal support needed to build and to run their applications. At first the task of monitoring the AWS Forums was a rotating part-time assignment. Members of the Amazon Web Services team would be tasked with checking the […]

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The Service Health Dashboard

We now have a Service Health Dashboard available at The dashboard provides access to current status and historical data about each and every Amazon Web Service. Here’s what the current status looks like: If there’s a problem with a service, you’ll be able to expand the appropriate line in the Details section. You can […]

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Assay Depot

Assay Depot is an online marketplace for pharmaceutical research services. After I saw a mention of EC2 on their blog I sent them a quick note so that I could learn a bit more about what they are doing. Chris Peterson, Assay Depot’s CIO, was kind enough to take some time away from his sunny […]

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Storage Space, The Final Frontier

Developers who have found our cloud computing model attractive have been asking us to be a little bit more open about what we are planning to do in the future. To date we’ve simply announced new additions to the Amazon Web Services lineup, with immediate beta availability at the time of announcement. Earlier this year […]

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Appirio — Attachments In

Certainly one of the most popular on-demand software applications of all time is Their “no installation” approach to software changed the CRM industry, and one of the features that made them even more popular was the ability for third parties to provide even more value via add-in applications. One of these third party applications […]

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