The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud platform is a key part of Amazon’s efforts to offer enterprise and consumer cloud services for both developers and companies looking to scale their operations and grow their business.
Amazon is also making it easier for organizations to add Linux as a virtualization layer on top of its existing EC2 cloud services.
However, the platform is still in its early days, and not everyone is on board with the new virtualization technology.
There are a lot of people who don’t really want to use Linux on Amazon’s platforms, and if you’re one of those people, you’re probably not going to want to try out the new technology until you’re ready to commit to using it for a significant period of time.
Here’s what you need to know before you commit to Linux as your primary operating system for your virtual machine.
The good news is that it can be done.
Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to get your Linux hosts running on AWS and Google’s cloud.
Open up your EC2 console and navigate to your EC3 account: