• Virtual Servers In The Cloud
• EC2 is the instance computing platform for servers in the cloud. This service makes up several
different features such as Elastic Load Balancer, Auto Scaling, EBS Volumes, and EC2 instances.
• A deprecated version of Amazon EC2 is known as EC2-classic and is no longer available on
new accounts created after December 2013.
HVM AMIs (Hardware virtual machine)
• Can use special hardware extensions
• Can use PV drivers for network and storage
• Usually the same or better performance than PV alone
PV AMIs (Paravirtual)
• Historically faster than HVM, but no longer the case