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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.

Building a Telco For 15 Cents Per Hour

Fixed costs are the enemy of any business. Money that must be invested up front to pay for land, buildings, furniture, machine tools, and computers all constitute fixed costs. Regardless of the amount of income that’s coming in, interest must be paid on the capital expended on fixed costs. In a post titled “Amazon S3… […]

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Amazon EC2 Beta

Innovation never takes a break, and neither do I. From the steaming hot beaches of Cabo San Lucas I would like to tell you about the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, or Amazon EC2, now open for limited beta testing, with more beta slots to open soon. Amazon EC2 gives you access to a virtual computing […]

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I’ll have a Lemonade and Some Links, Por Favor…

I simply couldn’t wait until next week to post a couple of new items! In S3 Meets R3 (Reliability, Robustness, and Resilience), the authors benchmark Amazon S3 against the venerable SCP (Secure Copy) protocol. You can read the entire article to see the details, but the conclusion pretty much sums it up: Amazon’s S3 Services […]

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Openfount S3 Manager

I am posting from the beach to tell you about the Openfount S3 Manager. To get this running you simply click here. Once you do this, an invisible applet is loaded to gain access to the file system and the GUI is displayed. AT this point you need to enter your Amazon keys. After you […]

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Friday Wrapup

I’m just about to sign off in anticipation of a vacation week devoid of computers, Blackberries, web services, blogs, and even Second Life. Before I go, here are a few things to keep you busy in the week to come. In addition to releasing that new version of Blueorganizer, Alex Iskold just published a very […]

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S3Fox Organizer for Amazon

The S3Fox Organizer for Amazon is another Firefox extension! After you install it and perform the usual Firefox restart, your Tools menu will contain an entry for “Amazon S3.” Select this entry and you will see the S3Fox user interface, which consists of two panes — local file system and S3 account — and a […]

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Alex from Adaptive Blue sent me a note about about a new release of their flagship product, the Blueorganizer. Blueorganizer is an intelligent bookmark manager. Behind the scenes it uses Amazon S3 to store special types of bookmarks called bluemarks. If you install the product on more than one computer, your Bluemarks will be transparently […]

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