AWS Compute Blog

Category: Best Practices

Architecture overview

Deploying an EMR cluster on AWS Outposts to process data from an on-premises database

This post is written by Eder de Mattos, Sr. Cloud Security Consultant, AWS and Fernando Galves, Outpost Solutions Architect, AWS. In this post, you will learn how to deploy an Amazon EMR cluster on AWS Outposts and use it to process data from an on-premises database. Many organizations have regulatory, contractual, or corporate policy requirements […]

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 […]

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 […]

S3 on Outposts connectivity options

Training machine learning models on premises for data residency with AWS Outposts rack

This post is written by Sumit Menaria, Senior Hybrid Solutions Architect, and Boris Alexandrov, Senior Product Manager-Tech.  In this post, you will learn how to train machine learning (ML) models on premises using AWS Outposts rack and datasets stored locally in Amazon S3 on Outposts. With the rise in data sovereignty and privacy regulations, organizations […]

Quickly Restore Amazon EC2 Mac Instances using Replace Root Volume capability

This post is written by Sebastien Stormacq, Principal Developer Advocate. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) now supports replacing the root volume on a running EC2 Mac instance, enabling you to restore the root volume of an EC2 Mac instance to its initial launch state, to a specific snapshot, or to a new Amazon Machine […]