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Sunil Gulabani, Practical Amazon EC2, SQS, Kinesis, and S3, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2841-8_2

2. Hands-on Elastic Compute Cloud

Sunil Gulabani

(1)Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides virtual computing. EC2 can be used for various purposes such as running custom applications, storing files, and so on. Users have a wide variety of operating systems to launch EC2 instances.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to EC2

  • Features of EC2

  • EC2 Instance Types

  • Managing EC2 Using Management Console

  • Managing EC2 Using AWS CLI

  • Managing EC2 Using AWS SDK (Java)

  • Monitoring Using CloudWatch

Introduction to EC2

Amazon EC2 is an elastic virtual server that resides under the AWS cloud environment. ...

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