2 May Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) May 2, 2014 By Josh Cohn Cloud Computing, Data Center, Developer, Enterprise cloud computing, AWS, EC2 40 Views Please login or register to view the full Tech Review. Thank you! Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. EC2 allows users to rent virtual computers on which to run their own computer applications.