AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

DR from on-premises to Outposts

Architecting for Disaster Recovery on AWS Outposts Racks with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery

This blog post is written by Brianna Rosentrater, Hybrid Edge Specialist SA. AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery Service (AWS DRS) now supports disaster recovery (DR) architectures that include on-premises Windows and Linux workloads running on AWS Outposts. AWS DRS minimizes downtime and data loss with fast, reliable recovery of on-premises and cloud-based applications using affordable storage, […]

Karpenter consolidation, replacing one 2xlarge Amazon EC2 Instance with an xlarge Amazon EC2 Instance.

Applying Spot-to-Spot consolidation best practices with Karpenter

This post is written by Robert Northard – AWS Container Specialist Solutions Architect, and Carlos Manzanedo Rueda – AWS WW SA Leader for Efficient Compute Karpenter is an open source node lifecycle management project built for Kubernetes. In this post, you will learn how to use the new Spot-to-Spot consolidation functionality released in Karpenter v0.34.0, […]

NVIDIA NVDEC/NVENC architecture. Source

Optimizing video encoding with FFmpeg using NVIDIA GPU-based Amazon EC2 instances

This post is written by Alejandro Gil, Solutions Architect and Joseba Echevarría, Solutions Architect.  Introduction The purpose of this blog post is to compare video encoding performance between CPUs and Nvidia GPUs to determine the price/performance ratio in different scenarios while highlighting where it would be best to use a GPU. Video encoding plays a […]

Solution architecture

Hibernating EC2 Instances in Response to a CloudWatch Alarm

This blog post is written by Jose Guay, Technical Account Manger, Enterprise Support.  A typical option to reduce costs associated with running Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances is to stop them when they are idle. However, there are scenarios where stopping an idle instance is not practical. For example, instances with development environments […]

The attendee’s guide to the AWS re:Invent 2023 Compute track

This post by Art Baudo – Principal Product Marketing Manager – AWS EC2, and Pranaya Anshu – Product Marketing Manager – AWS EC2 We are just a few weeks away from AWS re:Invent 2023, AWS’s biggest cloud computing event of the year. This event will be a great opportunity for you to meet other cloud […]

It’s About Time: Microsecond-Accurate Clocks on Amazon EC2 Instances

This post is written by Josh Levinson, AWS Principal Product Manager and Julien Ridoux, AWS Principal Software Engineer Today, we announced that we improved the Amazon Time Sync Service to microsecond-level clock accuracy on supported Amazon EC2 instances. This new capability adds a local reference clock to your EC2 instance and is designed to deliver […]

Introducing instance maintenance policy for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

This post is written by Ahmed Nada, Principal Solutions Architect, Flexible Compute and Kevin OConnor, Principal Product Manager, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers around the world trust Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to provision, scale, and manage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) capacity for their workloads. Customers have come to rely […]

A/B Configuration: Mix CPU architecture with ALB ingress connected to two separate CPU services

Mixing AWS Graviton with x86 CPUs to optimize cost and resiliency using Amazon EKS

This post is written by Yahav Biran, Principal SA, and Yuval Dovrat, Israel Head Compute SA. This post shows you how to integrate AWS Graviton-based Amazon EC2 instances into an existing Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) environment running on x86-based Amazon EC2 instances. Customers use mixed-CPU architectures to enable their application to utilize a wide selection […]

. Amazon RDS replication to Local Zones with AWS DMS

Maintaining a local copy of your data in AWS Local Zones

This post is written by Leonardo Solano, Senior Hybrid Cloud SA and Obed Gutierrez, Solutions Architect, Enterprise. This post covers data replication strategies to back up your data into AWS Local Zones. These strategies include database replication, file based and object storage replication, and partner solutions for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Customers running […]

High level HA architecture for Software VPN

Enabling highly available connectivity from on premises to AWS Local Zones

This post is written by Leonardo Solano, Senior Hybrid Cloud SA and Robert Belson SA Developer Advocate. Planning your network topology is a foundational requirement of the reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. REL02-BP02 defines how to provide redundant connectivity between private networks in the cloud and on-premises environments using AWS Direct Connect for […]