Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Learn more about Amazon EC2 by viewing the videos on this page which cover a variety of topics.

AWS re:Invent 2021 Videos

What’s new in Amazon EC2 (44:29)

Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and makes web-scale computing easier. It is a foundational service for AWS and offers a wide variety of compute instances that is well suited to virtually every imaginable use case, from static websites to supercomputing on demand, all available via highly flexible pricing options. This breakout session provides an overview of what’s new to the Amazon EC2 portfolio, including updates on Amazon EC2 capabilities and instance families, Amazon EBS, networking functionality, and edge and hybrid offerings.

Selecting and optimizing Amazon EC2 instances (57:29)

Amazon EC2 offers the broadest and deepest platform to run workloads ranging from simple web applications to mission-critical workloads. There are now over 400 Amazon EC2 instance types to choose from to achieve the best price-performance for your cloud workloads. Attend this session to learn what tools you can use to select the right instance types. Also learn how to grow your compute capacity while maintaining the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) by blending Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, On-Demand Instances, and Savings Plans.

The Journey of Silicon Innovation at AWS (34:55)

Organizations are bringing diverse workloads onto AWS at a faster rate than ever before. To run diverse workloads with the performance and costs that users expect, AWS often innovates on their behalf and delivers breakthrough innovations, even at the silicon level. AWS’s foray into silicon design started with the AWS Nitro System but quickly extended to AWS Graviton processors and purpose-built inference chips with AWS Inferentia. In this session, explore AWS’s journey into silicon innovation and discuss some of the thought processes, learnings, and results from our experiences thus far.

Deep dive on the AWS Nitro System (39:15)

The AWS Nitro System is a rich collection of building block technologies, including AWS-built hardware offload and security components, that is powering the next generation of Amazon EC2 instances with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. In this session, dive deep into the Nitro System, review its design and architecture, explore new innovations to the Nitro platform, and see how it has made the seemingly impossible, possible.

AWS Outposts: Bringing the AWS experience on premises (38:47)

AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that brings AWS infrastructure and services to your environments in virtually any data center, collocation space, or on-premises facility using the same hardware, software, and management tooling used in AWS Regions. In this session, closely examine how an Outpost works, including how we modified the AWS Nitro System to work in any on-premises facility to provide a truly consistent hybrid experience.

Deep dive in to the AWS Graviton3 and Amazon EC2 C7g instances (45:39)

AWS Graviton2 processors enable the best price performance in Amazon EC2 for a variety of workloads, including general purpose, compute-intensive, memory-intensive, and storage-intensive as well as GPU-based applications. Now, AWS is announcing the latest generation of custom-designed processors—AWS Graviton3—which push the performance envelope even more. Amazon EC2 C7g instances powered by AWS Graviton3 processors provide the best price performance for compute-intensive workloads, such as high performance computing, video encoding, gaming, and machine learning inference in Amazon EC2. In this session, dive deep into the AWS Graviton3 processor, including its architecture, performance, and benefits. Hear lessons learned from DIRECTV STREAM’s adoption of Graviton-based instances at hyper scale in production.

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