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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
About a year ago I looked into AWS (amazon Web Services) and EC2 (Elastic Computing Cloud), at the time I was not overly impressed simply because of the complexity of the setup that the user was expected to endure just to get it running. It wasn't until recently that I needed to re evaluate the service again for a project when I came across this beautiful utility. With this extension I hereby give EC2 to the rest of us.
First I feel as though I should explain about EC2 and AWS to bring those outside the loop back in.
The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a Web-based service that allows business subscribers to run application programs in the Amazon.com computing environment. The EC2 can serve as a practically unlimited set of virtual machines.
To use the EC2, a subscriber creates an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) containing the operating system, application programs and configuration settings.