Posted On: Jul 21, 2023

AWS AppConfig, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, announces support for the AWS AppConfig Agent on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). AWS AppConfig allows customers to deploy faster and safer using feature flags and dynamic configuration, decoupling software releases from code deployments. The AWS AppConfig Agent is client-side software that manages configuration data on behalf of customers. Previously, customers needed to manage their own polling and caching of data when running applications on Amazon EC2. Now, the agent takes care of these tasks. With this update, the AWS AppConfig Agent now has native support for the following compute services: AWS Lambda, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and Amazon EC2.

The AWS AppConfig Agent is a sidecar process that employs key AWS AppConfig usage patterns and incorporates best practices, such as local configuration polling and caching. The agent simplifies usage, accelerates on-boarding, and improves the performance of your application by allowing it to quickly access its configuration data without the need for remote service calls to AWS AppConfig.

The AWS AppConfig Agent is now available for Linux-based EC2 instances running kernel version 4.15 or greater, and can be used in all commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To get started, use the AWS AppConfig Getting Started Guide or our AWS AppConfig Agent documentation.