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Category: Amazon ECS

Help Secure Container-Enabled Applications with IAM Roles for ECS Tasks

In Amazon ECS, you have always had the benefit of being able to use IAM roles for Amazon EC2 in order to simplify API requests from your containers. This also allows you to follow AWS best practices by not storing your AWS credentials in your code or configuration files, as well as providing benefits such […]

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Airtime Relaunches with Major Overhaul using ECS

Guest post by Abby Fuller (@abbyfuller) of Airtime A major part of the recent Airtime relaunch was an architecture overhaul changing our application from monolith to microservices. This switch was intended to solve some long-standing issues (bottlenecked deployments, limited redundancy, and inconsistent testing and staging/production environments), while keeping in mind our major priorities: user experience […]

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Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS

My colleague Mayank Thakkar sent a nice guest post that describes how to scale Amazon ECS clusters and services. — You’ve always had the option to scale clusters automatically with Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS). Now, with the new Service Auto Scaling feature and Amazon CloudWatch alarms, you can use scaling policies to scale ECS […]

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Service Discovery: An Amazon ECS Reference Architecture

My colleagues Pierre Steckmeyer, Chad Schmutzer, and Nicolas Vautier sent a nice guest post that describes a fast and easy way to set up service discovery for Amazon ECS. — Microservices are capturing a lot of mindshare nowadays, through the promises of agility, scale, resiliency, and more. The design approach is to build a single […]

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Optimizing Disk Usage on Amazon ECS

My colleague Jay McConnell sent a nice guest post that describes how to track and optimize the disk space used in your Amazon ECS cluster. — On October 4 Amazon ECS launched support for automated container and image cleanup. Read about it in the documentation. Failure to monitor disk space utilization can cause problems that prevent Docker […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Clusters with Spot Fleet

My colleague Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon ECS with Spot fleet. — There are advantages to using on-demand EC2 instances. However, for many workloads, such as stateless or task-based scenarios that simply run as long as they need to run and are easily replaced with subsequent identical […]

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Amazon ECS launches new deployment capabilities; CloudWatch metrics; Singapore and Frankfurt regions

Today, we launched two improvements that make it easier to run Docker-enabled applications on Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS). Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. The first improvement allows more flexible deployments. […]

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Amazon ECS improves console first run experience, ability to troubleshoot Docker errors

Today Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) added a new first run experience that streamlines getting your first containerized application running on ECS. Amazon ECS is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the […]

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Using Amazon EFS to Persist Data from Amazon ECS Containers

My colleagues Jeremy Cowan and Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon Elastic File System with Amazon ECS. — Docker containers are ideal for building microservices because they’re quick to provision, easily portable, and provide process isolation. While these services are generally ephemeral and stateless, there are times when you […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent – Wrap-up

We wanted to summarize a few of the highlights from this year’s AWS re:Invent. Announcements On Thursday October 8, Werner Vogels announced three new features for Amazon ECS: The Amazon EC2 Container Service CLI (Amazon ECS CLI) makes it easier to set up an Amazon ECS cluster and its associated resources (e.g., EC2 instances) and enables a […]

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