Tech Talk: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Basics

by Alice Swan Jul 8th, 2021 Tech Talks

One of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is known not only as a starting path for learning all things cloud computing, but proves over a decade since its launch to be as versatile and important as ever.

On Tuesday July 6th, Business Analyst Matthew Lauer held a tech talk on the AWS compute service EC2. During the talk Matthew went over foundations for starting out with EC2 and how he is utilizing this tool on his current project with Bright Beginnings. Matthew discussed the goals for the Bright Beginnings project and provided an explanation of the cloud architecture used on the project.

Matthew explained that Elastic Compute Cloud is the most valuable technical component for hosting a Learning Management System platform and that is why his team chose to use it for the Bright Beginnings project. Additionally, he said that EC2 has been very important as a learning tool for the interns at EC, gearing them up for their Certified Cloud Practitioner exams.

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