EC2 Instances

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, scalable compute capacity in the cloud.​
  • It is a simple web service interface that allows you to obtain and configure virtual compute service capacity with minimal friction
  • It can be obtained on-demand and can be paid per mode (Pay-As-You-Go)​
  • You can create up to 5000 users per AWS account
  • Every EC2 instances when configured comes with the storage volume attached to it. This block storage where OS is installed is called ‘Elastic Block Storage’
  • These EC2 instances can be configured with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems and can be accessed via remote using public IP address.

EC2 Instance Types