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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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Chapter 3. Securing Servers in AWS

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) web service provides secure, elastic, scalable computing capacity in the form of virtual computing environments known as instances in the AWS cloud. EC2 is the backbone of AWS, in a way, so that it drives a majority of the revenue for AWS. This service enables users to run their web applications on a cloud by renting servers. EC2 is part of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering from AWS, and it provides complete control over the instance provided to the user.

These servers or instances are used for a variety of use cases, such as running web applications, installing various software, running databases, and file storage. EC2 has various benefits as follows that make ...

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