What are the features of the Amazon EC2 service?


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As the Amazon EC2 service is a cloud service so it has all the cloud features. Amazon EC2 provides the following features:
Virtual computing environment (known as instances)
Pre-configured templates for your instances (known as Amazon Machine Images – AMIs)
Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) is a complete package that you need for your server (including the operating system and additional software)
Amazon EC2 provides various configurations of CPU, memory, storage and networking capacity for your instances (known as instance type)
Secure login information for your instances using key pairs (AWS stores the public key and you can store the private key in a secure place)
Storage volumes of temporary data is deleted when you stop or terminate your instance (known as instance store volumes)
Amazon EC2 provides persistent storage volumes (using Amazon Elastic Block Store – EBS)
A firewall that enables you to specify the protocols, ports, and source IP ranges that can reach your instances using security groups
Static IP addresses for dynamic cloud computing (known as Elastic IP address)
Amazon EC2 provides metadata (known as tags)
Amazon EC2 provides virtual networks that are logically isolated from the rest of the AWS cloud, and that you can optionally connect to your own network (known as virtual private clouds – VPCs)

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