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Designing AWS Environments

By : Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist
Book Image

Designing AWS Environments

By: Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted,cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. Running your solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you get your applications up and running faster while providing the security to meet your compliance requirements. This book begins by familiarizing you with the key capabilities to architect and host applications, websites, and services on AWS. We explain the available options for AWS free tier with virtual instances and demonstrate how you can launch and connect them. Using practical examples, you’ll be able to design and deploy networking and hosting solutions for large deployments. Finally, the book focuses on security and important elements of scalability and high availability using AWS VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scaling. By the end of this book, you will have handson experience of working with AWS instances,VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scalingrelated tasks on Amazon Web Services.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

EC2 instance types

In this section, we're going to take a look at selecting the instance type and size as we continue launching our instance. We'll discuss the general types their features, and some good use cases for each. 

General purpose instance

The first instance we're going to discuss is a general purpose instance type known as T3s and T2s.

T3s – burstable general-purpose instance type

T3 instances are good candidates for the development environment, micro-services, and so on.

Here are some of the features of T3:

  • Based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and the AWS Nitro System
  • They provide consistent baseline performance

Before we move on, we should note that instance types are designated by a letter followed by a number, which is the generation of the instance type:

T2s – burstable general-purpose instance type

For proper workloads, such as development environments, T2 instances should never run out of credits. These are the only types of burstable CPU capacity allocation.

Here are some of...