For many IT users and developers, using Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to host their application introduces multiple changes to software development, deployment, and maintenance processes. EC2 promises increased flexibility, ease of deployment, instant scalability, and a vast ecosystem of third party services.
However, EC2 functions differently from the traditional on-premise servers system administrators and developers have previously used. These differences can lead to novel performance issues that require different tools to gain visibility into an application and its underlying cloud-based infrastructure. In this article, you will learn about the five most common performance issues that occur in EC2, as well as how to detect and resolve them.