Amazon EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute): how to launch your instance in minutes

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Learn how to launch a new Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instance in your AWS account. EC2, the core service of the AWS suite, allows you to create virtual compute instances, paying only for the time you run them. In this course we'll skip the theory, and jump straight to practice: showing you how to set up and configure a simple instance and install everything you'll need for a "Hello Word" web server.

About the Author

In the last years Giorgio spent much of his time on the design and deployment of platforms based on new technologies like NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra), Software Defined Networking (OpenFlow, Open vSwitch), Virtualization (Xen, Linux KVM, VMware) and Cloud Computing (OpenStack, Eucalyptus). He has a very deep knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS), RackSpace Cloud and related services, and has worked with many other IaaS / PaaS platforms (Google Cloud, Heroku, AppFog etc.).

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