Jeffrey Barr joined Amazon in 2002 when he realized it was destined to become the next great developer platform, and that he could help to make it so. In his roles as the Amazon Web Services Senior Evangelist, Jeffrey speaks to developers at conferences and user groups all over the world.

Jeff's articles

  1. 9 Popular Cloud Use Cases

    You might be wondering how people are putting clouds to use. I’ve collected some (but definitely not all) of the most common use cases, starting simple and building to the more complex. Hosting Static Web Sites and Complex Web Applications The cloud can easily host a static web site built from static HTML pages, CSS […]

  2. CloudSpring: What’s a Cloud?

    Most of us have seen architecture diagrams like the one The Internet was once represented by a cloud The cloud was used to indicate the Internet. Over time the meaning of “the Internet” has shifted, where it now includes the resources usually perceived as being on the Internet as well as the means to access them. The term cloud computing came into popular use just a few years ago.

  3. CloudSpring: How to Characterize the Cloud

    Now that you have a basic understanding of what a cloud is and how it works, let’s enumerate and dive in to some of its most useful attributes and characteristics. After spending years talking about Amazon Web Services in public forums, I’ve found that characterization is often more effective than definition when it comes to con-veying the essence of the Amazon Web Services, and what it can do. General Characteristics Here are some general characteristics of the Amazon Web Services.

  4. Cloud Misconceptions

    After talking to thousands of people over the last few years, I’ve learned that there are a lot of misconceptions floating around the cloud. Some of this is due to the inherent unease that many feel with anything new. Other misconceptions reflect the fact that all the technologies are evolving rapidly, with new services and features appearing all the time.

  5. 7 Popular Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

    After talking to thousands of people over the last few years, I’ve learned that there are a lot of misconceptions floating around the cloud. Some of this is due to the inherent unease that many feel with anything new. Other misconceptions reflect the fact that all the technologies are evolving rapidly, with new services and […]

  6. How to Characterize the Cloud

    Now that you have a basic understanding of what a cloud is and how it works, let’s enumerate and dive in to some of its most useful attributes and characteristics. After spending years talking about Amazon Web Services in public forums, I’ve found that characterization is often more effective than definition when it comes to con- veying the essence of the Amazon Web Services, and what it can do.

  7. What’s a Cloud?

    Most of us have seen architecture diagrams like the one The cloud was used to indicate the Internet. Over time the meaning of “the Internet” has shifted, where it now includes the resources usually perceived as being on the Internet as well as the means to access them. The term cloud computing came into popular […]

  8. Six Cloud Usage Patterns

    Let’s now examine some common cloud usage patterns. Armed with this information, you should be in a good position to decide whether your application or workload is a good fit for AWS. Although all these patterns essentially represent usage over time, there are a number of important nuances. In the cases below, “usage” generally represents […]

  9. Programming Amazon S3, Part II

    In the first part of this series, Jeff showed us how to get set up to start programming Amazon’s S3 storage service. If you followed along with that tutorial, you’ll have your AWS account set up, and have downloaded the CloudFusion library and set it up with your authentication keys. You will have also seen […]