Amazon EC2

Introduction to amazon ec2

By Abhinay Durishetty
6 mins read
What is EC2?

Amazon EC2, or Elastic Compute Cloud, is a core component of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides scalable computing capacity in the cloud. It allows you to create and manage virtual servers, known as "instances", with ease.

These instances can be thought of as virtual computers that you can configure and use for various applications.

Just like a physical computer, you have the flexibility to install different operating systems (OS) on these instances, making it a versatile solution for a wide range of use cases. For example, you have the flexibility to create an instance with MacOS and utilize it as if it were a standard PC.
What you'll learn about EC2 in this course?
Understanding EC2
Know the role of Amazon EC2 in the cloud.
EC2 Benefits
Learn the advantages of EC2, such as flexibility and scalability.
Instance Creation
Understand how to create EC2 instances.
Securing EC2 Instance
Explore key pairs and security groups for instance access.
Instance Storage
Learn about instance storage options.
Connecting to EC2
Discover secure connection methods from Linux and Windows.
EC2 Use Cases
Understand real-world applications like web hosting and data analysis.
And most importantly, you will be able to make informed decisions to select the appropriate EC2 instance type that aligns with your unique business requirements.
Why EC2?
Imagine you're in need of a computer to get things done, but you don't want to buy a new one. What if you could just borrow a computer whenever you need it? That's where Amazon EC2 steps in – it's like renting a virtual computer that lives on the internet.
  • Flexibility
    EC2 offers various types of virtual computers (instances) with different operating systems, tailored to your specific needs.
  • No Big Upfront Costs
    Pay only for the time you use the virtual computer, making it cost-effective for businesses of all sizes.
  • Scalability
    Easily add more virtual computers to handle increased demand, ensuring smooth performance during surges.
  • Safety and Privacy
    EC2 provides secure, private virtual spaces with control over access through security groups and network configurations.
  • Quick Setup
    Create virtual computers rapidly, choose your preferred operating system, and customize settings with ease.
  • Effortless Backups
    Generate snapshots to safeguard your work and recover your entire virtual computer in case of issues.