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Upcoming Events: Training and Webinars

Some interesting webinars and training sessions are scheduled to take place in the very near future: On November 15th and 16th, Eric Hammond (maintainer of a number of great Ubuntu and Debian AMIs) will be at Bar Camp San Diego. He’s planning to talk about EC2. Admission is apparently free but you need to register […]

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2008 AWS Start-Up Challenge Finalists

We’ve narrowed down the AWS Start-Up Challenge competition to seven finalists. They’ll be coming to Seattle later this month to present their ideas to the panel of judges.They’ll also get to pitch to VCs, meet with industry leaders and Amazon executives, and will be featured at the Start-Up event on November 20th. Here are the […]

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AWS Goodies for November 6, 2008

Saurabh wrote to tell me that a new release of Bucket Explorer is ready. New features (detailed here) include a “system” bucket to track deleted files and folders, password protection of AWS credentials, a retry queue, faster uploads, upload speed throttling, support for copying and moving buckets, bucket comparison, and some bug fixes.   The […]

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Los Angeles Area AWS User Group

Update: corrected meeting location. If you are in the Los Angeles area, I wanted to let you know about the inaugural meeting of an Amazon Web Services User Group on November 13th. It will be hosted by Chris Miller at’s office in Santa Monica, and I will be there to participate in the festivities. […]

Read More for Amazon Web Services

Today at Dreamforce 2008 and Amazon Web Services announced for Amazon Web Services, which is a toolkit that makes it easy for developers to build Salesforce applications that are partly hosted on Amazon Web Services. More information is also available on our Partner Page. If you are looking for the Amazon Machine Image […]

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US National Voter Guide for Election ’08

The EC2-powered Voter Guide is a very powerful and helpful site, as well as a handy illustration of why scalable cloud computing is the perfect solution for short-term sites which have the potential to draw a lot of traffic. Designed by E-thepeople and produced in conjunction with over 100 local newspapers and TV stations, the […]

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New and Cool – VPN-Cubed & Glue

Two of my friends, coincidentally named Alexis and Alex, emailed me yesterday with information about their latest and greatest AWS-powered products. Alexis works for CohesiveFT. Their new product, VPN-Cubed, creates encrypted, private VPN (Virtual  Private Network) connections between endpoints in a single cloud, between multiple clouds, and between the cloud and a physical data center. […]

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Upcoming AWS Events – Fall 2008

Here are some upcoming events that should be of interest to the AWS community: Eric Hammond (creator of a number of public EC2 Ubuntu and Debian AMIs) will teach an EC2 Beginners Workshop at Barcamp LA on the 25th and 26th of October (that’s this weekend). Update: Eric has provided plenty of additional information on […]

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