Posted On: Nov 27, 2022

Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS) launches new networking capability called Service Connect that simplifies service discovery, connectivity and traffic observability for Amazon ECS. Service Connect helps you build applications faster by letting you focus on the application code and not on your networking infrastructure. Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service that makes it easier for you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications.

Now you can use Amazon ECS Service Connect to define friendly names for your service endpoints and use these friendly names in your client applications to connect to dependencies. Service Connect helps send your traffic to healthy endpoints and provides rich traffic telemetry in the Amazon ECS console and in AWS CloudWatch. Native Amazon ECS deployments are more robust with Service Connect, as it supports automatic connection draining that helps your client applications to switch to a new version of the service endpoint without encountering traffic errors.

To learn more about how to get started with Amazon ECS Service Connect and how it works, read the AWS News Blog post and see our documentation.