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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