Creating EC2 Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
One of the most alluring features of AWS to enterprises is the ease of backing up mission critical services and applications. The ability to create a copy of your Amazon Machine Image (AMI) with just a few clicks of the mouse or a few commands in the API is excellent for ensuring your application is always able to be restored at a moment's notice. This also allows you to deploy mirrored servers in other availability zones or even regions if you copy them over. In this learning activity, we will deploy software to a machine and illustrate how AMIs can be used to distribute that image among your environment.