Posted On: Aug 19, 2020

The AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) is a new tool that lets you define and use AWS service resources directly from Kubernetes. With ACK, you can take advantage of AWS managed services for your Kubernetes applications without needing to define resources outside of the cluster or run services that provide supporting capabilities like databases or message queues within the cluster. 

Kubernetes applications often require a number of supporting resources like databases, message queues, and object stores to operate. AWS provides a set of managed services that you can use to provide these resources for your applications, but provisioning and integrating them with Kubernetes was complex and time consuming.  

Now, ACK lets you define and consume many AWS services and resources directly within a Kubernetes cluster. Using ACK, you get a unified, operationally seamless way to manage your application and its dependencies. 

ACK is in Developer Preview and supports S3, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, Amazon ECR, and AWS API Gateway.  

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