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Amazon EC2 Cookbook by Aurobindo Sarkar, Sekhar Reddy

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Choosing the right AWS EC2 instance types

An EC2 instance is a virtual machine hosted on the AWS Cloud. As an instance creator, you have root privileges on any instances you started. An EC2 instance can be used to host one or more of web servers, application servers, database servers, or backend processes/services requiring heavy compute or graphics processing. Depending on your application architecture, you can choose to host various components distributed across multiple EC2 instances.

AWS offers different types of storage attachments viz. SSD and magnetic. If you require higher storage performance, then ensure that the EC2 instance type you choose supports SSD.

There are three distinct purchasing options available for provisioning the AWS EC2 ...

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