Posted On: Jul 22, 2019

When creating or updating an ECS task definition in the ECS console, you now have the ability to add the task to a mesh in AWS App Mesh. AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that provides application-level networking to make it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure.

App Mesh uses the open-source Envoy proxy as a sidecar container for service-to-service communication. The ECS console can now automatically add the Envoy container to your task definition, set up the proxy configuration parameters, add the Envoy container to your mesh, and configure container startup ordering for you.

The simplified App Mesh integration in the ECS console is available in all regions where ECS and App Mesh are available. To get started with App Mesh and ECS, visit our documentation.