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Top Answer: The scalability of the solution is fantastic. It's one of our favorite features.
Top Answer: We're charged depending on the run time, but there are other costs as well, including costs for transactions and storage.
Top Answer: The customization and configuration could be simplified. Updates could be automated and simplified.
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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2Amazon VPC
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Overview

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.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) lets you provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. You can use both IPv4 and IPv6 in your VPC for secure and easy access to resources and applications.

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Netflix, Expedia, TimeInc., Novaris, airbnb, LamborghiniHess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
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Amazon EC2 is ranked 4th in Compute Service with 4 reviews while Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is ranked 12th in Compute Service. Amazon EC2 is rated 8.2, while Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EC2 writes "Makes it easy to either transfer data as an S3 bucket or increase the drive storage on the server". On the other hand, Amazon EC2 is most compared with Apache NiFi, whereas Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is most compared with .

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