Simplified management, high availability and economical price. Who doesn't want such a solution to deal with applications? Know that it is possible and attainable! Understand on our blog what Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 is and see everything it can do for your business!

Whatever type of application you run, chances are you will need servers. Sometimes you may need bigger or smaller; a few units or hundreds of them. Whatever your needs, you have to agree: it would be great for you and your company to have access to fast and cheap server acquisition.

Understanding what EC2 is can help you with this solution today. In this material that we have prepared for you, we explain in detail what EC2 is, its advantages and indications.

Traditionally, getting servers can be very time consuming. It is something that can take weeks or months, especially when the acquisition requires importing equipment. These details can end up leaving the process time consuming and expensive.

You need to research the right kind of hardware to buy and perhaps get quote approval. Only after purchasing, storing and configuring it will you eventually be able to access them. In addition, when financially activated, the equipment starts to depreciate over time, which can be disadvantageous depending on how your company deals with OPEX and CAPEX. The worst part is that you are stuck with them, with no flexibility to scale if your application needs it.

But… What does EC2 have to do with it?

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is a solution that easy to get virtual servers, also known as cloud computing instances. Looking a little closer, we can know a little more about its main characteristics.

multiple instances

With EC2 AWS, you can choose the instance type that best suits your needs. It is also possible to change the type of instance whenever you want, increasing or decreasing your storage capacity in minutes. The process is simple and fast. All you have to do is pause your instances, select a new template, and restart the process. An additional advantage: you can turn off the environment on weekends or when not needed, reducing your costs.

reliable architecture

With EC2, you can build highly available applications. Load Balancing helps spread the load across Availability Zones, and autoscaling ensures your applications are available.

high level of security

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) uses Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to keep your applications secure. You have complete control over storage, communications, users, logins and network access. It's also free to add other layers of security, like controlling if and how your instances have access to the internet.

Using Security Groups or Security Groups, you can restrict access to instances however you like – by IP, protocol type, removing external access, or a combination thereof.

Understanding what EC2 is

Understanding what EC2 is can help you make better decisions for your business. Let's start with the main benefits of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Agility

You don't need to purchase any preconfigured hardware or software Amazon Web Services (AWS). Deployment takes a few minutes and your applications don't go offline in the meantime.

Simplicity

Product pricing is clear, with monthly or hourly payment options. You can choose different instance sizes, track your purchases and control your EC2 usage from the dashboard .

Availability

EC2 offers the ability to scale on demand (up or down). If you receive a high volume of hits on your application, it will remain stable and highly available to users. But if demand drops and you need to reduce your capacity, that's okay.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides scalable computing capacity in the cloud from Amazon Web Services (AWS), cloud provider in the world. AWS has multiple Availability Zones in Brazil, ensuring low latency and high availability.

By using Amazon EC2, you eliminate the need to invest in hardware upfront. So you can develop and deploy applications faster, running as many virtual servers as you need to set up security and networks to manage storage.

Amazon EC2 allows you to scale up or down to manage changes in requirements or spikes in popularity, reducing your need to predict server traffic.

If you develop or work with applications that demand high performance, connectivity and cloud security, Amazon EC2 will be a great ally.

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At Sky.One Cloud Soluti o s we are committed to making the good even better. That's why we created Sky.Saver , a solution that allows you to reduce AWS infrastructure management costs by up to 80%.

Using artificial intelligence, we offer all the security and high availability of the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for the price of SPOT machines.

In addition, through the dashboard , you have complete control over your savings and investments. And the best part is that you only pay, in reais, a percentage of what you save.

Like the idea? Talk to our experts to try Sky.Saver free for 15 days!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.