Amazon Web Services

EC2 - Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) allows you to launch cloud servers minutes on a pay-per-use model.

Elastic Compute Cloud

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a service that provides computing capacity on demand in a public cloud infrastructure. Amazon EC allows you to launch cloud instances of different types on a pay-per-use basis. With Amazon EC2 you can create new servers built from one of a wide range of images (AMIs). Scalability and flexibility are built-in. You have complete root access to your Linux or Windows instances.

EC2 is totally integrated in the Amazon AWS environment so once you started an instance you can use a lot of services from Elastic IPs (to obtain a public IP address for your instance) to storage services to save your data like Elastic Block Store. Amazon EC2 is a virtual server that you can use for every kind of application or workload. 

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