EC2

noun

Acronym for Elastic Compute Cloud, a service provided by Amazon.com where users can rent access to virtual computer servers by the hour. EC2 users can change the number and type of virtual servers, also known as instances, at any time. One of many services that comprise Amazon Web Services, or AWS.

Example: Netflix can adjust the amount of computing power that they use in order to meet demand because their service is hosted on EC2.

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