Posted On: May 24, 2018

You can now configure how Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) downloads container images from a container registry in order to speed up container launch times.

Previously, Amazon ECS downloaded a container's image from the registry every time the container started. For large container images or images stored outside of AWS, downloading and starting the container could take a long time.

Now, you can configure Amazon ECS to use a container image cached on the ECS host to start the container instead of downloading from the registry. This makes it faster to start containers with large images or when images are not stored on AWS.

To learn more, visit the Amazon ECS documentation.

Please visit the AWS global region table to see all AWS regions where Amazon ECS is available.