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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.

I Love My Amazon WorkSpace!

Early last year my colleague Steve Mueller stopped by my office to tell me about an internal pilot program that he thought would be of interest to me. He explained that they were getting ready to run Amazon WorkSpaces on the Amazon network and offered to get me on the waiting list. Of course, being […]

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Welcome to the Newest AWS Community Heroes (Spring 2016)

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest AWS Community Heroes: Ryan Kroonenburg Aleksandar Nenov Markus Ostertag Cliff Lu The Heroes share their knowledge and demonstrate their enthusiasm for AWS via social media, blog posts, user groups, and workshops. Let’s take a look at their bios to learn more. Ryan Kroonenburg Ryan […]

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New – AWS Application Discovery Service – Plan Your Cloud Migration

Back in the mid-1980’s, I was working on a system that was deployed on Wall Street. Due to a multitude of project constraints, I had to do most of my debugging on-site, spending countless hours in a data center high above Manhattan. The data center occupied an entire floor of the high-rise. Close to the […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 25, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday April 25 We announced updated AWS CloudFormation Support for EC2, ECS, Lambda, and GameLift. We announced that AWS IoT is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. We announced that AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps is Now Available in the EU […]

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GE Oil & Gas – Digital Transformation in the Cloud

GE Oil & Gas is a relatively young division of General Electric, the product of a series of acquisitions made by parent company General Electric starting in the late 1980s. Today GE Oil &Gas is pioneering the digital transformation of the company. In the guest post below, Ben Cabanas, the CTO of GE Transportation and […]

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Register Now – AWS DevDay in San Francisco

I am a firm believer in the value of continuing education. These days, the half-life on knowledge of any particular technical topic seems to be less than a year. Put another way, once you stop learning your knowledge base will be just about obsolete within 2 or 3 years! In order to make sure that […]

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Autheos – At the Nexus of Marketing and E-Commerce

In today’s guest post, Leon Mergen, CTO of Autheos, reviews their company history and their move to AWS. Adding video to a product page on an e-commerce site is perhaps the single most effective way to drive increased sales — studies have shown sales conversion rates can go up by more than two thirds. In […]

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