Category Archives: EC2

SCALING WORKLOADS (Chapter 3.2 of “All AWS Data Analytics Services”)

3.2  SCALING WORKLOADS Scalability is the capability of a system, network or process to handle a growing amount of work or application traffic. The goal of being scalable is to be able to be available to your customers as demand for … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Configuration and Connection Demo

To compliment my last post on Amazon EC2 Instances, I thought I’d add this video I made a while back: #gottaluvAWS!

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How to Save Money with Reserved Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 Instance Types Before I start explaining about Amazon EC2 Instance Types, I want to show you just how important this topic is by showing you an image of a “live” AWS account, what they’re spending on their Amazon … Continue reading

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Making Sense of AWS EC2 Instance Type Pricing: ECU vs. vCPU

If you are using Amazon Web Services, understanding the nuts and bolts of AWS EC2  instance type pricing is pivotal for you. Why? No two organizations are alike. And every organization has unique computing, storage and networking needs. By knowing … Continue reading

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Saving Money on AWS: Automating Stopping & Starting of EC2 Instances via CRON

This video is using a third-party tool called Botmetric to create CRON jobs to stop and start EC2 instances on a regular schedule. Shutting down EC2 instances when you leave work Monday – Friday, and starting them up again right … Continue reading

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