About Amazon EC2

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

Select a pre-configured, templated Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to get up and running immediately. Alternatively you can create an AMI with your applications, libraries, data, and associated configuration settings.
Configure security and network access on your Amazon EC2 instance. Choose which instance type(s) you want, then start, terminate, and monitor as many instances of your AMI as needed, using the web service APIs or the variety of management tools provided. Determine whether you want to run in multiple locations, utilize static IP endpoints, or attach persistent block storage to your instances.


Key benefits of Amazon EC2

  • Pay only for the resources that you actually consume, like instance-hours or data transfer.

  • The Amazon EC2 auto-scaling feature allows you to instantaneously increase or decrease capacity. It automatically scales up during spikes to maintain performance and scales down during lulls to save costs.

  • Amazon EC2 allows you to select a configuration of memory, CPU, instance storage, and the boot partition size that is best for your choice of operating system and application.

  • Elastic load balancing enables you to achieve even higher fault tolerance in your applications, seamlessly responding to incoming application traffic by providing the amount of load balancing capacity needed.

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    Darian
    Darian
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    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Review of Amazon EC2

    Reviewed on 2022/05/19

    Overall I think EC2 is a good product especially if cost is not as important. The ability to...

    Overall I think EC2 is a good product especially if cost is not as important. The ability to configure everything through the cloud plus the reliability of AWS is very hard to beat.

    Pros

    We like how quick it is to setup and clone instances with EC2. When doing development it is fairly easy to spin up test instances for little cost. Speaking of cost, since EC2 has so many options/tiers it is quite simple to choose a plan/tier that minimizes our costs but maximizes our output. The security aspect of EC2 is also very intuitive requiring that we have keys to access any particular server. This is an upgrade compared to when we had everything locally.

    Cons

    This is not built out of the box but we have had the situation come up where we wanted to start and stop an instance on a schedule. EC2 does not have a built in solution to handle both of these steps. Although I mentioned the flexibility of the configurations, the cost still is quite high especially coming from a local solution. However from our perspective it was worth it for the other features it provides.

    Abdullah
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    Journey With Amazon EC2

    Reviewed on 2021/05/20

    It is a good platform and with better computing power, connectivity, features, and customer support.

    It is a good platform and with better computing power, connectivity, features, and customer support.

    Pros

    To be honest Amazon EC2 is better than Google's Cloud Computing Engine. It has more range of server region support, SMTP port support, Customer Support, Faster Connectivity, and Low latency.

    Cons

    It is not easy to use. If you are a new person to this world. It will give you a hard time deploying a server. Not well documented.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Good quality machine with room for improvement.

    Reviewed on 2019/04/12

    Pros

    Pretty easy to use. Wide documentation is available in case you get stuck somewhere. And good quality machines.

    Cons

    For some reason, the p3.16xlarge (8 tesla v100 GPUs) machine is outperformed by p3.8xlarge machine (4 tesla v100 GPUs) (tested on multiple GPU supported model). I was using it for ML training and p3.8xlarge was taking 27 to 28 seconds for an epoch where p3.16xlarge was taking 31 to 32 seconds for an epoch even though it is a larger machine !!!!!! It has twice computing power on paper but that does not reflect in actual performance. I am not sure what might be the reason but paying twice but slower machine does not make any sence. I hope they will fix this soon.

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    Amazon EC2 is a great option in cloud computing

    Reviewed on 2023/11/29

    My overall experience with EC2 is literally awesome why? because i used it for my webapps that i...

    My overall experience with EC2 is literally awesome why? because i used it for my webapps that i created with django and i got no issue at all the installation and configuration is easy establishing a remote connection is easy i used it for running my python scripts and i connected it with amazon RDS and i got nooo issue at all i am very happy and i recommend EC2 to all of you try to use it's free version atleast

    Pros

    I like EC2 for the features like i can create instance of any OS (Windows, Linux) more over it gives you a one year free trial and you can use it from you local machine connecting through many sources i usually used the putty

    Cons

    the one thing that i like the least about EC2 is that machine you get with free trial is very basic and slow so if you need a free trail and you want to test your script od piece of software that is a bit more resources consuming you may not be able to use it

    Francis
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    AWS EC2 review

    Reviewed on 2020/06/20

    Easy to launch an EC2 instance into different subnets and regions

    Easy to launch an EC2 instance into different subnets and regions

    Pros

    A very user friendly interface. easy to navigate and setup

    Cons

    The free tier eligible instance is just 1gb ram. cant really do much with it

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    Amazon EC2 FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Amazon EC2.

    Amazon EC2 offers the following pricing plans:

    • Free Trial: Available

    Amazon EC2 offers a free tier for the T2 and T3 instances, as well as the new T4g.micro instance. When you are ready to upgrade, choose one of the many pricing options available for your organization.

    Amazon EC2 has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Amazon EC2 supports the following languages:

    English

    Amazon EC2 supports the following devices:

    Amazon EC2 integrates with the following applications:

    Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3

    We do not have any information about what support options Amazon EC2 has

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