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Category: Amazon EC2 Container Service*

Running Windows Containers on Amazon ECS

This post was developed and written by Jeremy Cowan, Thomas Fuller, Samuel Karp, and Akram Chetibi. — Containers have revolutionized the way that developers build, package, deploy, and run applications. Initially, containers only supported code and tooling for Linux applications. With the release of Docker Engine for Windows Server 2016, Windows developers have started to […]

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The re:Invent 2017 Containers After-party Guide

Feeling uncontainable? re:Invent 2017 might be over, but the containers party doesn’t have to stop. Here are some ways you can keep learning about containers on AWS. Learn about containers in Austin and New York Come join AWS this week at KubeCon in Austin, Texas! We’ll be sharing best practices for running Kubernetes on AWS […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Guide to All Things Containers

Contributed by Tiffany Jernigan, Developer Advocate for Amazon ECS Get ready for takeoff! We made sure that this year’s re:Invent is chock-full of containers: there are over 40 sessions! New to containers? No problem, we have several introductory sessions for you to dip your toes. Been using containers for years and know the ins and outs? […]

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Resume AWS Step Functions from Any State

Yash Pant, Solutions Architect, AWS Aaron Friedman, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS When we discuss how to build applications with customers, we often align to the Well Architected Framework pillars of security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and operational excellence. Designing for failure is an essential component to developing well architected applications that are resilient to […]

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Event-Driven Computing with Amazon SNS and AWS Compute, Storage, Database, and Networking Services

Contributed by Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Software Development, AWS Messaging Like other developers around the world, you may be tackling increasingly complex business problems. A key success factor, in that case, is the ability to break down a large project scope into smaller, more manageable components. A service-oriented architecture guides you toward designing systems as a collection of […]

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Capturing Custom, High-Resolution Metrics from Containers Using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda

Contributed by Trevor Sullivan, AWS Solutions Architect When you deploy containers with Amazon ECS, are you gathering all of the key metrics so that you can correctly monitor the overall health of your ECS cluster? By default, ECS writes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5-minute increments. For complex or large services, this may not be sufficient to make […]

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Introducing Cloud Native Networking for Amazon ECS Containers

This post courtesy of ECS Sr. Software Dev Engineer Anirudh Aithal. Today, AWS announced task networking for Amazon ECS. This feature brings Amazon EC2 networking capabilities to tasks using elastic network interfaces. An elastic network interface is a virtual network interface that you can attach to an instance in a VPC. When you launch an […]

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Under the Hood: Task Networking for Amazon ECS

This post courtesy of ECS Sr. Software Dev Engineer Anirudh Aithal. Today, AWS announced task networking for Amazon ECS, which enables elastic network interfaces to be attached to containers. In this post, I take a closer look at how this new container-native “awsvpc” network mode is implemented using container networking interface plugins on ECS managed instances (referred […]

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Creating a Cost-Efficient Amazon ECS Cluster for Scheduled Tasks

Madhuri Peri Sr. DevOps Consultant When you use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), depending on the logging levels on the RDS instances and the volume of transactions, you could generate a lot of log data. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, many customers search for log error patterns using different log aggregation and […]

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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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