Posted On: Jan 24, 2017

You can now use Docker 1.12 on your Amazon ECS container instances. Read our documentation to learn how to use the latest Amazon ECS-optimized AMI.

You can also add attributes to container instances as part of the launch process. This makes it easier to set custom attributes used for task placement automatically such as during an Auto Scaling EC2 instance launch. Read our documentation for how to configure attributes through the ECS agent. 

Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure. With simple API calls, you can launch and stop Docker-enabled applications, query the complete state of your cluster, and access many familiar features like security groups, Elastic Load Balancing, EBS volumes, and IAM roles. You can use Amazon ECS to schedule the placement of containers across your cluster based on your resource needs and availability requirements. You can also integrate your own scheduler or third-party schedulers to meet business or application specific requirements.  

Please visit our product page for more information about Amazon EC2 Container Service.