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How to Create an EC2 Instance

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Create an EC2 instance using Amazon Web Services.

As data products have become larger and programs to process SAR data are becoming resource intensive, compute needs are growing. As a result, the software industry is shifting toward a “cloud-based” model where the software and data live on the internet. Instead of your desktop computer doing the heavy lifting of running the application and storing information, it can now be done mostly through online servers.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows users to work with their data in a secure, reliable and scalable environment while keeping their compute costs low. This recipe takes you through the steps to get started by creating an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance.

Get started using cloud computing.
Get started using cloud computing. Image credit: Cloud Technology Partners.

Get SAR Data

Get SAR Data

Select and download SAR data online using Vertex.

Use the ASF API for downloading SAR data via a command line.