Getting the most out of Amazon EC2 instances requires not only choosing the right EC2 instance type or performing Amazon EC2 backup, but, first of all, identifying the best EC2 pricing strategy. Optimizing costs can be difficult because AWS offers several different types of pricing models. In order to make sure that you are paying the least amount possible while still obtaining the level of resource availability that your applications require, you need to understand Amazon EC2 pricing options and identify which type of pricing is best for each workload that you host. Continue reading
AWS offers nearly fifty different types of EC2 instances. It also provides a number of different categories of images, each tailored for different use cases.
Choice is a good thing, and having so many EC2 instance types and categories is a benefit to users. But with so many possibilities, deciding which EC2 instance is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge.
If you’re struggling to decide which EC2 instance to use, this article is for you. It outlines the major EC2 instance types and categories and makes recommendations about which instances are the best fit for certain types of situations.
We won’t discuss every individual instance type. That would be unfeasible, because Amazon currently offers forty-nine distinct EC2 instances. But we’ll cover the most important ones, and discuss the differences between the major categories of EC2 instances.
However, if you are familiar with EC2 instance types, you might be interested in the EC2 backup. Check out our article on how to back up Amazon EC2 instance.