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Introducing EC2 Image Builder



Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of EC2 Image Builder, a service that makes it easier and faster to build and maintain secure images. Image Builder simplifies the creation, patching, testing, distribution, and sharing of Linux or Windows Server images. Keeping server images up-to-date can be time consuming, resource intensive, and error-prone. Currently, customers either manually update and snapshot VMs or have teams that build automation scripts to maintain images. Image Builder significantly reduces the effort of keeping images up-to-date and secure by providing a simple graphical interface, built-in automation, and AWS-provided security settings. With Image Builder, you can easily build your automated pipeline that customizes, tests, and distributes your images in addition to keeping them secure and up-to-date. Image Builder is available in all AWS regions and offered at no cost, other than the cost of the underlying AWS resources used to create, store, and share the images. To learn more, visit the [EC2 Image Builder webpage](/image-builder/).