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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.

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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Machine Learning, Recommendation Systems, and Data Analysis at Cloud Academy

In today’s guest post, Alex Casalboni and Giacomo Marinangeli of Cloud Academy discuss the design and development of their new Inspire system. Our Challenge Mixing technology and content has been our mission at Cloud Academy since the very early days. We are builders and we love technology, but we also know content is king. Serving […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 18, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday April 18 We announced that AWS CodePipeline Now Integrates with AWS CodeCommit. We announced that AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Amazon API Gateway, and Includes Improved Support for CloudWatch Events and AWS WAF. The talked about Serverless Service Discovery (Part 1 – Getting […]

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AWS Webinars – April 2016

Our 2016 series of webinars continues with a strong set of 200-level topics in April. The webinars are free, but space is limited and you should sign up ahead of time if you would like to attend. Here’s what we have on the calendar for the last week of April (all times are Pacific): Tuesday, […]

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