CHAPTER 4

Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

In this chapter, you will

•  Learn the benefits of Amazon EC2

•  Go through the Amazon EC2 instance types and features

•  Walk through the steps for using Amazon EC2

•  See the pricing for Amazon EC2

•  Understand what shared tenancy, dedicated hosts, and dedicated instances are

•  Explore instances and AMIs

•  Learn about virtualization in an AMI

•  Go through the instance life cycle

•  Learn how to connect to an instance

•  Learn about security groups

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides almost infinite compute capability in the cloud, and it is not only reliable but secure. You can run any kind of workload in the Amazon cloud and don’t have to invest a lot of capital expenditures ...

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