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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.

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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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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