Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.1

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - User Guide
  • Amazon EC2 Instances - Amazon EC2 provides a wide selection of instance types optimized to fit different use cases. Instance types comprise varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your applications.


Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)


Block Store

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.2

Network and Security

Amazon EC2 Key Pairs - Amazon EC2 uses public–key cryptography to encrypt and decrypt login information. Public–key cryptography uses a public key to encrypt a piece of data, such as a password, then the recipient uses the private key to decrypt the data. The public and private keys are known as a key pair.

Amazon EC2 Security Groups - A security group acts as a firewall that controls the traffic for one or more instances.

Elastic IP address (EIP)

An AWS Elastic IP Address (EIP) is a static IP address designed for dynamic cloud computing. With an EIP, you can mask the failure of an instance or software by rapidly remapping the address to another instance in your account. Your EIP is associated with your AWS account, not a particular instance, and it remains associated with your account until you choose to explicitly release it.3

Resources and Tags


How do I add new user accounts with SSH access to my Amazon EC2 Linux instance?

How do I add new user accounts with SSH access to my Amazon EC2 Linux instance?

Backup - AMI

EC2 AMI Backup via Python Lambda

1 Amazon Inc. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Retrieved December 7, 2013 ,from https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/.
2 Amazon Inc. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS). Retrieved December 7, 2013 ,from https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/.
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