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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.

Cloud Camp, and More

Are you looking for an opportunity to really drill down thru the hype, and learn what Cloud Computing is all about? There are a variety of “Cloud Computing” camps, conferences, and panel discussions. This post summarizes relevant events that that I am aware of; there are probably more that I have not heard about. If […]

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The Emerging Cloud Service Architecture

I’m going to go out on a limb today and try to paint a picture of where some of this cool and crazy cloud-based infrastructure may be going. While none of what I will write about is idle speculation, it is based on just a few data points, and may be totally off base. However, […]

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More EC2 Power

Amazon EC2 users now have access to a pair of new “High-CPU” instance types. The new instance types have proportionally more CPU power than memory, and are suitable for CPU-intensive applications. Here’s what’s now available: The High-CPU Medium Instance is billed at $0.20 (20 cents) per hour. It features 1.7 GB of memory, 5 EC2 […]

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Napera Networks – Network Health Solution

Seattle-based Napera Networks has built a really interesting piece of hardware. The Napera N24 Appliance automatically enforces health and identity rules for up to 200 computers, preventing rogue or unpatched machines from accessing a corporate network in an uncontrolled fashion. The device basically protects access points in conference rooms, sales offices and wireless networks from […]

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New York Times TimesMachine

Derek Gottfrid and his colleagues at the New York Times have obviously been having a lot of fun with Amazon EC2. Their latest offering is the TimesMachine. Print subscribers can access any issue of the New York Times, dating back to Volume 1, Number 1 in 1851. Non-subscribers can take a peek at 6 different […]

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Vertica Webinar

I will be participating in a webinar on Thursday, May 22nd at 11 AM PST. Hosted by AWS user Vertica, the webinar will cover Vertica’s cloud-based approach to analytic data management. The webinar is free, but you will have to register in advance if you would like to attend. The Vertica Analytic Database runs on […]

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