Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

AWS Fargate for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors, is now generally available. AWS Graviton2 processors are custom built by Amazon Web Services using 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and Graviton2-powered Fargate delivers up to 40% improved price/performance at 20% lower cost over comparable Intel x86-based Fargate for a variety of workloads such as application servers, web services, high-performance computing, and media processing. This adds even more choice to help customers optimize performance and cost for running containerized workloads on Fargate’s serverless compute.

Most applications built on Linux utilizing open-source software can run on multiple processor architectures and are well suited for Graviton2-powered Fargate. Developers can build Arm-compatible applications or leverage multi-architecture container images in Amazon ECR to run on Graviton2-powered Fargate. Fargate takes care of the scaling, patching, securing, and managing servers so customers can focus on building applications. Customers simply specify the CPU architecture type as ARM64 in their Amazon ECS Task Definition to target Graviton2-powered Fargate for achieving better price/performance for their applications.

AWS Graviton2 support on AWS Fargate is available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), South America (São Paulo). You can find the regional pricing information on the AWS Fargate pricing page. This feature is supported on Fargate platform version 1.4.0 or later. Visit our documentation page or read more in the blog post about using Graviton2-powered Fargate compute via the API, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, Amazon ECS Console, or the AWS Copilot CLI.