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AWS is an Amazon company that provides it’s subscribers a full fledged virtual clusters of computers, available all the time, through the Internet.  It provides on demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and others. AWS’s version of virtual computers have most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware (CPU & GPU for processing, RAM memory, hard-disk/SSD storage), a choice of operating systems, networking, and pre-loaded application software such as web servers, databases, CRM, etc. In this experiment I created a free account with AWS Educate which allows me to use some of the AWS’s services for free. I created a linux and Windows instance (similar to virtual machine) using the AWS and performed a ssh to the linux instance and performed rdp to Windows instance. Creating the instance required me to follow certain steps but there are numerous guides available to perform these steps and also Amazon has a really good documentation to help with the steps.Personally, I feel AWS dashboard to be a bit messy and sometimes it’s hard to locate the options but that’s mostly because AWS has lots of different services for almost each and every task related to the server. There were few important points while setting up the instance – 1. Always download the key pair unless you are using the same key pair instance which is already present in your pc because amazon doesn’t give you option to download it again. It happened with me although I have worked with AWS before but I forgot to download the key pair instance and had to create a new instance. It’s technically easier to create a new instance if your instance didn’t contain anything rather than trying to generate the key pair instance. 2. Always terminate your instance if you not using it otherwise you will get charged, (though I observed from my previous experience with AWS that if you are an individual user using the free tier and you unknowingly cross your limit because you forgot to terminate your instance, customer care might be able to refund your money if they really think your case to be genuine).

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