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The Top 5 Ways to Improve Your AWS EC2 Performance

How to detect problems, why they occur and how to resolve them

For many developers and system admins, AWS’ EC2 promises ease of deployment and instant scalability. But it also introduces significant changes to coding, deployment and maintenance - leading to performance issues such as unpredictable EBS disk I/O, EC2 instance ECU mismatches, and ELB load balancing traffic latency.

So how should you go about identifying and fixing them? This guide explains how to gain this visibility and details the five top EC2 performance issues to examine:

  • Why these issues occur
  • How to detect them
  • How to resolve these issues, or avoid them all together