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August 16, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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What is the difference between using the local instance store and Amazon Elastic Block storage (Amazon EBS) for the root device?

Once you have launched Amazon EC2 instances, you get the ability to save your root device data on the local instance store or Amazon EBS. When you use Amazon EBS, the data on the core tool persists autonomously the moment … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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How Do I Run Systems In The Amazon EC2 Environment?

After you have set up your account and created or selected your AMIs, you can now boot your instance. You can call the RunInstances API to start any number of on-demand instances. However, you will need to state how many … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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What Can Developers Now Do That They Could Not Before?

The flexible nature of Amazon EC2 enables developers to control the spikes in demand or traffic. For instance, when computing requirements change unexpectedly (go up or down) Amazon EC2 instantly respond. That way, you are able to control how much … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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Why Am I Asked to Verify My Phone Number When Signing Up For Amazon EC2?

The reason why you have to provide your valid email and phone number on file with AWS when registering for Amazon EC2 is quite simple. This is so that Amazon can be able to contact you when they need you. … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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What Can I do With Amazon EC2?

When you need to configure capacity with minimum friction, you should have Amazon EC2. This is because it works more or less like Amazon simple storage service (Amazon S3) does when it enables “compute” in cloud. Amazon EC2 simple interface … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
by Guntram Bechtold
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What is Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is a web service designed to provide resizable compute capacity in the cloud. In other words, it is designed to make the web-scale computing easier for developers. The Amazon EC2 simple web service interface allows its … Continue reading