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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.

Digital Bucket

In the past we’ve blogged about Digital Bucket, which is a great app for storing files in Amazon S3. I’m mentioning them again because they’ve added all sorts of new features. If you are a Windows user, I think you’ll find this to be intuitive and seamless! A few of new goodies are as follows: […]

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Zemanta – Semantically Augmented Blogging

In the midst of one of my trips to London last year, I received a last-minute invitation to speak to a room full of entrepreneurs at a venture capital firm. I was happy to oblige and talked to them about EC2, S3, and so forth. One of the entrepreneurs in attendance was Andra Tori of […]

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Scalr – Scalable Web Sites with EC2

Dave Naffis of Intridea wrote to tell me that they have released Scalr in open source form. Scalr is a fully redundant, self-curing, self-hosting EC2 environment. Using Scalr you can create a server farm using prebuilt AMI’s for load balancing (either Pound or nginx), web servers, and databases. There’s also a generic AMI that you […]

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DCI – The Dog Computer Interface

One of the great perks of working at Amazon is that you get to work with a bunch of great people and also with their dogs! As previously noted in our blog, Rufus is a valued part of our Developer Relations team. He’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Martin Buhr. Martin works on business development […]

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The GetEvangelist function

I want to be sure that all readers of this blog are aware of our self-service wiki powered scheduling system! In advance of each trip that Mike, Jinesh, or I take, we create an entry on our Evangelists Wiki. We fill it in with the anchor events for our trip and leave some time open […]

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New EC2 Features: Static IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels

We just added three important new features to Amazon EC2: Elastic IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels. The documentation, the WSDL, the AMI tools, and the command line tools have been revised to match and there’s a release note as well. Read on to learn all about them… The Elastic IP Addresses feature […]

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Programming Amazon Web Services

I just received word that James Murty‘s new book, Programming Amazon Web Services, has been published and that copies are now available. The Amazon site is still showing the book as available for pre-order but this should change within a day or two. The book contained detailed information about the use of Amazon S3, Amazon […]

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Dekoh – Amazon EC2 case study

This is a great case study demonstrating how smart developers are moving their production environments over to Amazon EC2. Last December, I met with Pramati Technologies – a well known household name when it comes to JEE Web Application Server. I learnt about their really cool Web 2.0 product: Dekoh. Dekoh can be described as […]

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