Over the past few months we have made available a number of new Amazon EC2 instance types, and introduced a new SSD-backed Amazon EBS volume type. Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS provide you with a wide choice of instances and storage offerings optimized for your specific workloads and enable you to get the right price and performance combination for your applications.
Please join the Amazon EC2 team for an open and interactive discussion on these new offerings.
5:30pm - Registration + Happy Hour Reception
6:15 – 7:30pm - Talk + Panel Q&A
Here’s what we will cover:
How you can take advantage of new instance types like T2 (our lowest cost instance, that offers predictable baseline performance with the ability to burst to full-core performance). We’ll cover how you can best choose the instance type that meets the need of your applications and how you can migrate from previous generation instances to our current generation instances (such as T2, M3, C3, R3, I2, and G2) to get higher performance at lower prices. We’ll also cover the different purchasing models for Amazon EC2 instances so that you can learn how to save money over On-Demand pricing.
We’ll show you how Spot Instances can be an effective way to do more and pay less on Amazon EC2 - especially if your workloads require large scale computation or data analysis. We will discuss use cases where Spot Instances are being used successfully and will go over best practices for leveraging Spot for your workloads.
Amazon EBS General Purpose (SSD) volumes are the newest, SSD-backed Amazon EBS volume type. General Purpose (SSD) volumes deliver high performance storage at a low cost and are suitable for a broad range of workloads. Pricing is simple – you pay only for the storage you provision, with no additional charge for I/O. We’ll discuss how this new volume type can provide your applications with high performance at a low cost and also cover how to choose between different Amazon EBS volume types.
Panel Q&A to follow.
Speakers: Eugene Kawamoto (Sr. Mgr, Business Development – Compute), Sebastian Dreisch (AWS Business Development Manager – EC2 Platform), Jafar Shameem (AWS Business Development Manager – EC2 Networking/Spot), Vinay Kumar (Sr. Product Mgr. - EBS) and Tim Harder (AWS Business Development - EBS)