AWS Compute Options - Summary
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This course covers the core learning objective to meet the requirements of the 'Designing Compute instances solutions in AWS - Level 2' skill

Learning Objectives:

  • Create elastic and scalable AWS compute solutions for a specific workload
  • Evaluate an appropriate AWS compute service based on business requirements
  • Evaluate which Elastic Load Balancer should be used for a specific solution



Let's go ahead and summarize what we just learned. You have various options when it comes to computing in AWS, ranging from very specific to general and cost-saving options. Remember serverless options such as ECS Fargate and AWS Lambda apply in those cases when you just need your code to run and you don't have a specific reason to manage servers. If you need to manage servers or install a specific operating system such as Oracle Linux, EC2 is going to be your best choice. For an in-between option, remember Beanstalk, traditional ECS, and OpsWorks. In this case, you have EC2 servers in the backend that you can manage as needed but you don't have to. 

And finally, start with your application's specific needs and work your way back from there based on technical specifications, cost and security requirements and that should help you determine the right Compute option for your application. Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact I hope this was helpful to you and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. My name is Carlos, and I will talk to you in the next one.


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