AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

BYOL and Oversubscription

This post is courtesy of Mike Eizensmits, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS Most AWS customers have a significant Windows Server deployment and are also tied to a Microsoft licensing program. When it comes to Microsoft products, such as Windows Server and SQL Server, licensing models can easily dictate Cloud infrastructure solutions. AWS provides several options […]

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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Many organizations today are using containers to package source code and dependencies into lightweight, immutable artifacts that can be deployed reliably to any environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source framework for automated scheduling and management of containerized workloads. In […]

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Running GPU-Accelerated Kubernetes Workloads on P3 and P2 EC2 Instances with Amazon EKS

This post contributed by Scott Malkie, AWS Solutions Architect Amazon EC2 P3 and P2 instances, featuring NVIDIA GPUs, power some of the most computationally advanced workloads today, including machine learning (ML), high performance computing (HPC), financial analytics, and video transcoding. Now Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) supports P3 and P2 instances, making […]

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Running Hyper-V on Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances

This post courtesy of Siavash Irani, AWS Solutions Architect and Bryan Mareletto, AWS Technical Program Manager AWS recently announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 bare metal Instances. This post provides an overview of launching, setting up, and configuring a Hyper-V enabled host, launching a guest virtual machine (VM) within Hyper-V running on i3.metal. Walkthrough […]

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Migrating a multi-tier application from a Microsoft Hyper-V environment using AWS SMS and AWS Migration Hub

This post courtesy of Shane Baldacchino, AWS Solutions Architect Many customers ask for guidance to migrate end-to-end solutions running in their on-premises data center to AWS. This post provides an overview of moving a common blogging platform, WordPress, running on an on-premises virtualized Microsoft Hyper-V platform to AWS, including re-pointing the DNS records associated to […]

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Improving application performance and reducing costs with Amazon EBS-Optimized Instance burst capability

Contributed by Sooraj Prasannan, Senior Product Manager, Amazon Elastic Block Store In November 2017, Amazon EC2 introduced C5 compute-intensive instances and M5 general-purpose instances. In the first half of 2018, we released EC2 C5d instances and M5d instances by adding high-speed, ultra-low latency local NVMe storage to the EC2 C5 and M5 instance families. EC2 […]

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Deploy an 8K HEVC pipeline using Amazon EC2 P3 instances with AWS Batch

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services AWS provides several managed services for file- and streaming-based media encoding options. Amazon Elastic Transcoder and AWS Elemental MediaConvert each provide several options for video/audio transcoding, optimized for various client devices. AWS Elemental Live provides online streaming-based encoding from edge camera devices. Through AWS Greengrass, edge […]

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Building a GPU workstation for visual effects with AWS

Contributed by Mike Owen, Solutions Architect, AWS Thinkbox The elasticity, scalability, and cost effectiveness of the cloud value proposition is attractive to media customers. One of the key design patterns in media and entertainment (M&E) workloads is using the cloud as a content lake and bringing the underlying processes closer without having to synchronize data. […]

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Query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI IDs using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

This post is courtesy of Arend Castelein, Software Development Engineer – AWS Want a simpler way to query for the latest Amazon Linux AMI? AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store already allows for querying the latest Windows AMI. Now, support has been expanded to include the latest Amazon Linux AMI. Each Amazon Linux AMI now has […]

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Deploying a 4x4K, GPU-backed Linux desktop instance on AWS

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services AWS currently supports many managed des­ktop delivery mechanisms. Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0 both deliver managed Windows-based machine images with GPU-backed instances. However, many desktop services and applications are better served through a Linux backed instance. Given the variety of Linux distributions as well […]

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