AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Unify your iOS mobile app CI/CD pipeline with Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

This post is written by Benjamin Meyer, Solutions Architect at AWS With Amazon EC2 Mac instances, AWS customers can run macOS workloads on AWS and benefit from the scale, elasticity, reliability, and experience of AWS. With EC2 Mac instances, it’s possible to bootstrap macOS machines in the cloud and use these for building, testing, and […]

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Getting Started with AWS Nitro Enclaves on Microsoft Windows

This post is written by Scott Malkie, Specialist Solutions Architect, EC2 AWS Nitro Enclaves, introduced in October 2020, are isolated compute environments. They leverage the power of the AWS Nitro System to provide isolation and attestation for sensitive data processing. Customers use Nitro Enclaves to isolate their data processing workloads, even from users with root […]

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Getting Started with Anka on EC2 Mac Instances

This post is written by Scott Malkie, Specialist Solutions Architect, EC2 At re:Invent 2020, we announced Amazon EC2 Mac instances, which enable you to run on-demand macOS workloads in the AWS Cloud for the first time. Apple developers can now benefit from the scalability, elasticity, reliability, and security of the AWS Cloud and the AWS […]

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Scaling your applications faster with EC2 Auto Scaling Warm Pools

This post is contributed by Scott Horsfield, Principal Solutions Architect for EC2 Scalability, Surabhi Agarwal,  Senior Product Manager for EC2 Auto Scaling, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2. Customers have been using EC2 Auto Scaling to architect sophisticated, scalable, and robust applications on the AWS Cloud for over a decade. Launched in […]

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Using System Manager Parameter as an alias for AMI ID

This post was authored by Brian Terry, Senior Partner Solutions Architect, Cloud Management Tools Technical Lead. In this post, I demonstrate how you can use AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store’s, native parameter support for Amazon Machine Image (AMI) IDs while launching Amazon EC2 instances. This removes the need to update all your scripts and templates […]

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G4ad

Deep dive on the new Amazon EC2 G4ad instances

This post is contributed by Amr Ragab, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon EC2 The Amazon EC2 G4ad instance type is the latest addition to AWS’ portfolio of accelerated computing instance types. These instances are ideal for graphics-enabled and gaming workloads. They provide the best price performance for graphics intensive applications such as virtual workstations, gaming and […]

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Managing domain membership of dynamic fleet of EC2 instances

This post is written by Alex Zarenin, Senior AWS Solution Architect, Microsoft Tech. Updated: February 10, 2021 1.   Introduction For most companies, a move of Microsoft workloads to AWS starts with “lift and shift” where existing workloads are moved from the on-premises data centers to the cloud. These workloads may include WEB and API farms, […]

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Spark Deployment on Kubernetes Cluster

Running cost optimized Spark workloads on Kubernetes using EC2 Spot Instances

This post is written by Kinnar Sen, Senior Solutions Architect, EC2 Spot  Apache Spark is an open-source, distributed processing system used for big data workloads. It provides API operations to perform multiple tasks such as streaming, extract transform load (ETL), query, machine learning (ML), and graph processing. Spark supports four different types of cluster managers (Spark standalone, Apache […]

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Process to install and configure the CloudWatch agent

How to monitor Windows and Linux servers and get internal performance metrics

This post was written by Dean Suzuki, Solution Architect Manager. Customers who run Windows or Linux instances on AWS frequently ask, “How do I know if my disks are almost full?” or “How do I know if my application is using all the available memory and is paging to disk?” This blog helps answer these […]

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