Amazon improves one of their biggest “weak points” and with that comes towards their customers. It’s about the failover for individual EC2 instances. Typically, a customer must take care themselves to ensure that a new EC2 instance boots up, when a running fails. Amazon has now optimized its infrastructure and introduces automatic failover for EC2 instances. Furthermore there are more detailed information on the bills.
Automatic failover for Amazon EC2
As an Amazon customer it is not easy to build your own infrastructure in the AWS cloud. For the promised high availability in public cloud computing it is necessary that the customer ensures that for themselves, which many users have not been implemented.
Amazon comes towards their customers now and extends its Auto Scaling function with the Amazon EC2 status checks. That means, when an instance in an Auto Scaling group becomes unreachable and fails a status check, it will be replaced automatically.
As Amazon writes, it is not necessary to take any action to begin using EC2 status checks in Auto Scaling groups. Auto Scaling already incorporates these checks as part of the periodic health checks it already performs.
More details within the invoices
Furthermore new detailed billing reports give access to new reports which include hourly line items of the Amazon infrastructure.
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