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What is Zeus Cloud ZC2?

What is Zeus Cloud ZC2?

Zeus Cloud (ZC2) provides scalable computing capacity in the UKBSS GROUP Cloud. Using ZC2 eliminates your need to invest in hardware up front, so you can develop and deploy applications faster. You can use ZC2 to launch as many or as few VPS/VMs as you need, configure security and networking, and manage storage. Zeus Cloud (ZC2) enables you to scale up or down to handle changes in requirements or spikes in popularity, reducing your need to forecast traffic.

Features of Zeus Cloud ZC2

Zeus Cloud ZC2 provides the following features:

  • Virtual computing environments, known as instances
  • Preconfigured templates for your instances, known as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), that package the bits you need for your server (including the operating system and additional software)
  • Various configurations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity for your instances, known as instance types
  • Secure login information for your instances using key pairs (AWS stores the public key, and you store the private key in a secure place)
  • Storage volumes for temporary data that's deleted when you stop, hibernate, or terminate your instance, known as instance store volumes
  • Persistent storage volumes for your data using Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), known as Amazon EBS volumes
  • Multiple physical locations for your resources, such as instances and Amazon EBS volumes, known as Regions and Availability Zones
  • A firewall that enables you to specify the protocols, ports, and source IP ranges that can reach your instances using security groups
  • Static IPv4 addresses for dynamic cloud computing, known as Elastic IP addresses
  • Metadata, known as tags, that you can create and assign to your Amazon EC2 resources
  • Virtual networks you can create that are logically isolated from the rest of the AWS Cloud, and that you can optionally connect to your own network, known as virtual private clouds (VPCs)

How to get started with Zeus Cloud ZC2

First, you need to get set up to use Zeus Cloud ZC2. After you are set up, you are ready to complete the Get Started tutorial for Zeus Cloud ZC2. Whenever you need more information about an Zeus Cloud ZC2 feature, you can read the technical documentation.