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Category: Amazon Elastic Container Service

Automatically update instances in an Amazon ECS cluster using the AMI ID parameter

This post is contributed by Adam McLean – Solutions Developer at AWS and Chirill Cucereavii – Application Architect at AWS  In this post, we show you how to automatically refresh the container instances in an active Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) cluster with instances built from a newly released AMI. The Amazon ECS-optimized AMI  comes prepackaged with the […]

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Scheduling GPUs for deep learning tasks on Amazon ECS

This post is contributed by Brent Langston – Sr. Developer Advocate, Amazon Container Services Last week, AWS announced enhanced Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) support for GPU-enabled EC2 instances. This means that now GPUs are first class resources that can be requested in your task definition, and scheduled on your cluster by ECS. Previously, […]

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Setting up AWS PrivateLink for Amazon ECS, and Amazon ECR

Amazon ECS and Amazon ECR now have support for AWS PrivateLink. AWS PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner. It keeps all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create AWS PrivateLink endpoints for ECR and ECS, these service endpoints appear […]

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Migrate Wildfly Cluster to Amazon ECS using Service Discovery

This post is courtesy of Vidya Narasimhan, AWS Solutions Architect 1. Overview Java Enterprise Edition has been an important server-side platform for over a decade for developing mission-critical & large-scale applications amongst enterprises. High-availability & fault tolerance for such applications is typically achieved through built-in JEE clustering provided by the platform. JEE clustering represents a […]

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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

Topics Intro Attributes, task groups, and expressions Task placement constraints Task placement strategies Use cases 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 […]

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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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Scanning Docker Images for Vulnerabilities using Clair, Amazon ECS, ECR, and AWS CodePipeline

Post by Vikrama Adethyaa, Solution Architect and Tiffany Jernigan, Developer Advocate   Containers are an increasingly important way for you to package and deploy your applications. They are lightweight and provide a consistent, portable software environment for applications to easily run and scale anywhere. A container is launched from a container image, an executable package that […]

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Re-affirming Long-Term Support for Java in Amazon Linux

In light of Oracle’s recent announcement indicating an end to free long-term support for OpenJDK after January 2019, we re-affirm that the OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 Java runtimes in Amazon Linux 2 will continue to receive free long-term support from Amazon until at least June 30, 2023. We are collaborating and contributing in the […]

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Automating rollback of failed Amazon ECS deployments

Contributed by Vinay Nadig, Associate Solutions Architect, AWS. With more and more organizations moving toward Agile development, it’s not uncommon to deploy code to production multiple times a day. With the increased speed of deployments, it’s imperative to have a mechanism in place where you can detect errors and roll back problematic deployments early. In […]

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