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Mastering AWS Development by Uchit Vyas

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AWS EC2 and IAM

Amazon EC2 is a web service (launched in 2006) that helps virtual machines run on host applications or databases. In other words, it provides a resizable compute capacity in the AWS Cloud. You can group your OS, application software, and its associated configuration settings with EC2 AMIs. An AWS user can boot AMIs to launch virtual machines. In AWS terms, it is called an "instance". A user can create, configure, launch, and delete the EC2 instances as per requirements. You can use AMIs to launch a number of virtual instances and also decommission them using web service calls to scale your environment as per your requirements.

The AWS EC2 functionality

AWS EC2 generates a fully virtualized environment, which allows you to use a web-based ...

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