AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon ECS

Service Discovery for Amazon ECS Using DNS

My colleagues Peter Dalbhanjan and Javier Ros sent a nice guest post that describes DNS-based service discovery for Amazon ECS. —— Containers are generating a lot of interest due to benefits such as portability and speed of deployment. Containers are also a good fit for microservices as they offer a thin, modular, self-contained environment that […]

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Amazon ECS Service Auto Scaling Enables Rent-A-Center SAP Hybris Solution

This is a guest post from Troy Washburn, Sr. DevOps Manager @ Rent-A-Center, Inc., and Ashay Chitnis, Flux7 architect. —– Rent-A-Center in their own words: Rent-A-Center owns and operates more than 3,000 rent-to-own retail stores for name-brand furniture, electronics, appliances and computers across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center (RAC) wanted to roll out […]

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Orchestrating GPU-Accelerated Workloads on Amazon ECS

My colleagues Brandon Chavis, Chad Schmutzer, and Pierre Steckmeyer sent a nice guest post that describes how to run GPU workloads on Amazon ECS. — It’s interesting to note that many workloads on Amazon ECS fit into three primary categories that have obvious synergy with containers: PaaS Batch workloads Long-running services While these are the […]

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Using Federation with Amazon ECR

This is a guest post from my colleague Asif Khan. ————————- Federation is a mechanism to connect identity management systems together. A user’s credentials are always stored with the “home” organization (the identity provider). A service provider trusts the identity provider to validate credentials when the user logs into a service. The user never provides […]

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Authenticating Amazon ECR Repositories for Docker CLI with Credential Helper

This is a guest post from my colleagues Ryosuke Iwanaga and Prahlad Rao. ———————— Developers building and managing microservices and containerized applications using Docker containers require a secure, scalable repository to store and manage Docker images. In order to securely access the repository, proper authentication from the Docker client to the repository is important, but […]

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Centralized Container Logs with Amazon ECS and Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Containers make it easy to package and share applications but they often run on a shared cluster. So how do you access your application logs for debugging? Fortunately, Docker provides a log driver that lets you send container logs to a central log service, such as Splunk or Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Centralized logging has multiple […]

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Run Containerized Microservices with Amazon ECS and Application Load Balancer

This is a guest post from Sathiya Shunmugasundaram, Gnani Dathathreya, and Jeff Storey from the Capital One Technology team. —————– At Capital One, we are rapidly embracing cloud-native microservices architectures and applying them to both existing and new workloads. To advance microservices adoption, increase efficiencies of cloud resources and decouple application layer from the underlying […]

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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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