Posted On: Jun 5, 2019

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports running Windows Server 2019 containers. Amazon ECS provides an ECS-Optimized Windows Server Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which is based on the EC2 Windows Server 2019 AMI and includes Docker 18.09 and the ECS Agent 1.27. 

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 features a number of key container support enhancements, including a reduced container image size from about 11GB to as little as 3GB. A reduced container size means faster startup times, better performance and makes moving them faster and easier. Creating your cluster with Windows Server 2019 AMI based instances enables support for Windows Containers based on Windows Server Core 2019 LTSC, Windows Server Nano 1809, Windows Server Core 2016 1803, Windows Server Core 2016 1709, and Windows Server Core 2016 LTSC. Please see our documentation to start creating and managing Windows Server 2019 based clusters. You can learn more about Amazon ECS here.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 containers are now available in in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo), GovCloud (US-East), GovCloud (US-West), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), China (Beijing), and China (Ningxia) regions. For more information about AWS regions and services, please visit the AWS region table