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Category: Compute

AWS Fargate Price Reduction – Up to 50%

AWS Fargate is a compute engine that uses containers as its fundamental compute primitive. AWS Fargate runs your application containers for you on demand. You no longer need to provision a pool of instances or manage a Docker daemon or orchestration agent. Because the infrastructure that runs your containers is invisible, you don’t have to […]

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Amazon ECS Task Placement

Intro Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container orchestration service that allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications on AWS. This post covers how Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) runs containers in a cluster with the EC2 launch type. Topics include why AWS built the task placement engine, […]

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Tagging container image repositories on Amazon ECR

Starting today, you can add tags to your Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) resources. This new feature enables better grouping of ECR repositories, better searching and filtering in the console, and better cost allocation. In this post, I show you how to create a tagging strategy. You might have many ECR repositories and want […]

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Getting started with the AWS Cloud Development Kit for Amazon ECS

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework to define cloud infrastructure in code and provision it through AWS CloudFormation. The AWS CDK integrates fully with AWS services and offers a higher-level object-oriented abstraction to define AWS resources imperatively. Using the AWS CDK library of infrastructure constructs, you can easily […]

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Announcing nested applications for AWS SAM and the AWS Serverless Application Repository

Serverless application architectures enable you to break large projects into smaller, more manageable services that are highly reusable and independently scalable, secured, and evolved over time. As serverless architectures grow, we have seen common patterns that get reimplemented across companies, teams, and projects, hurting development velocity and leading to wasted effort. We have made it […]

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Making Cluster Updates Easy with Amazon EKS

Kubernetes is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases, functionality updates, and bug fixes. Additionally, AWS periodically changes the way it configures Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to improve performance, support bug fixes, and enable new functionality. Previously, moving to a new Kubernetes version required you to re-create your cluster and migrate your […]

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Building Simpler Genomics Workflows on AWS Step Functions

This post is courtesy of Ryan Ulaszek, AWS Genomics Partner Solutions Architect and Aaron Friedman, AWS Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect In 2017, we published a four part blog series on how to build a genomics workflow on AWS. In part 1, we introduced a general architecture highlighting three common layers: job, batch and […]

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Announcing Ruby Support for AWS Lambda

This post is courtesy of Xiang Shen Senior – AWS Solutions Architect and Alex Wood Software Development Engineer – AWS SDKs and Tools Ruby remains a popular programming language for AWS customers. In the summer of 2011, AWS introduced the initial release of AWS SDK for Ruby, which has helped Ruby developers to better integrate and […]

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Introducing AWS App Mesh – service mesh for microservices on AWS

AWS App Mesh is a service mesh that allows you to easily monitor and control communications across microservices applications on AWS. You can use App Mesh with microservices running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), and Kubernetes running on Amazon EC2. Today, App Mesh is available […]

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