Posted On: Aug 31, 2022

AWS Fargate launches support for the Microsoft Windows Server 2022 runtime platform for applications running on Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS). This adds to the list of already supported Windows Server 2019 runtime platforms for AWS Fargate, and helps customers take advantage of the latest Windows features on AWS Fargate.

By running Windows Server 2022 on Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate, customers can reduce their Server Core container image RTM layer by up to 33%, enabling a reduction in the overall image size. Customers also get other benefits, such as longer support cycle (five years of mainstream and five years of extended support) and improved networking . The complete list of features and improvements are available in the official Microsoft documentation for Windows Server 2022 here.

AWS Fargate is a Serverless Containers platform where customers no longer need to set up automatic scaling groups or manage host instances for their application running on containers. In addition to providing task-level isolation, Fargate handles the patching of infrastructure/servers to help provide a secure compute environment. Customers can reduce the time spent on operational efforts, and instead focus on delivering and developing innovative applications. Fargate support for Amazon ECS with Windows Server 2022 is available in all public AWS Regions. Visit our public documentation and read the Containers blog post to learn more about running Windows containers with Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate from API, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, or the AWS Copilot CLI.