Saturday, 7 May 2022

What is EC2 instance in AWS Cloud?

 What is Amazon EC2 in AWS Cloud?

Amazon EC2 stands for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud which offers various types EC2 instances to run your workload. An Amazon EC2 instance in AWS is a cloud based Virtual Machine where you install and run your applications/services. This is one of the most popular offering of AWS Cloud, and this is part of Infrastructure as a service on AWS.

There are various types of instances types that Amazon EC2 offers (e.g. General Purpose, Compute Optimized, Memory Optimized, Storage Optimized etc...), each Instance types can have various families (e.g. Mac, T4g, T2, T3 M5 etc..), and each families may have various instances sizes that allows you to choose the right capacity of the EC2 instance to run your workload as per the business requirement.

Unlike traditional virtual machines, the computing capacity of EC2 instances are scalable without investing in buying additional capacity of hardware. This is one of the major advantage of EC2 instances which makes it easily adoptable for almost all business type users or consumers.

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