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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.

Come to the Lemonade Stand

I just watched a very enjoyable Motley Fool video about Amazon, where they described the Amazon Web Services as “A lemonade stand that attracts techies.” I think that’s pretty accurate. They also used a rather cute graphic to promote AWS, and even talked about Amazon S3 (although they showed a screen shot of the totally […]

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Amazon S3 Wins a Codie!

Flash! Amazon Simple Storage Wins a Codie! I’m posting this from the Web 2.0 Expo, which can only be described as having incredible energy and way more people than I expected to see. However this piece of news comes from a nearby event. The Codie Awards are the Oscars of the software business, and are […]

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Amazon Unspun Widgets

Ok, I’ll be the first to admit that this is stretching the definition of a web service just a bit, but let’s give it a whirl anyway! Next thing you know I’ll be posting about dogs or something. The new Amazon UnSpun widgets make it easy for any blogger or web site owner to host […]

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WeoCeo Video

There’s a new WeoCEO video available. After watching this video you will be able to understand how the WeoCeo product dynamically starts, monitors, and terminates Amazon EC2 instances in response to actual machine load while maintaining a constant, externally visible domain name. You’ll need to be familiar with the Unix command line in order to […]

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Enomalism Amazon EC2 Migration Module

The Enomalism Amazon EC2 Migration Module supports bi-directional migration of virtual machine images to and from Amazon EC2. In other words, you can easily and transparently move running images back and forth between your local Xen-based computing environment and Amazon EC2. Using this tool you can do all sorts of interesting things including creation of […]

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Tracking AWS Releases

We were sitting around the office the other day, munching on some M&Ms and lamenting the fact that we had to actually go and check the various AWS Forums each day in order to stay abreast of the newest releases of each product. We knew that each forum had its own RSS feed, but the […]

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Another ECS Release

The Amazon E-Commerce Service has been updated! New features include: ItemSearch now returns products from 25 search bins. The former limit was just 10 bins. More Variation dimensions, including GemType, HardwarePlatform, OperatingSystem, ScentName, and TotalDiamondWeight, are now returned, as appropriate. New search indexes are supported, include Toys in France, Watches in Japan, and Sporting Goods […]

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