AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

Deploying GitOps with Weave Flux and Amazon EKS

This post is contributed by Jon Jozwiak | Senior Solutions Architect, AWS   You have countless options for deploying resources into an Amazon EKS cluster. GitOps—a term coined by Weaveworks—provides some substantial advantages over the alternatives. With only Git as the single, central source for controlling deployment into your cluster, GitOps provides easy version control […]

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Using AWS App Mesh with Fargate

This post is contributed by Tony Pujals | Senior Developer Advocate, AWS   AWS App Mesh is a service mesh, which provides a framework to control and monitor services spanning multiple AWS compute environments. My previous post provided a walkthrough to get you started. In it, I showed deploying a simple microservice application to Amazon ECS […]

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Scaling Kubernetes deployments with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

This post is contributed by Kwunhok Chan | Solutions Architect, AWS   In an earlier post, AWS introduced Horizontal Pod Autoscaler and Kubernetes Metrics Server support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. These tools make it easy to scale your Kubernetes workloads managed by EKS in response to built-in metrics like CPU and memory. However, one common use case for applications […]

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Learning AWS App Mesh

This post is contributed by Geremy Cohen | Solutions Architect, Strategic Accounts, AWS At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced AWS App Mesh, a service mesh that provides application-level networking. App Mesh makes it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure, including: Amazon EKS Amazon ECS Kubernetes on Amazon EC2 […]

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Improving and securing your game-binaries distribution at scale

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran | Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS and Scott Selinger | Associate Solutions Architect, AWS  One of the challenges that game publishers face when employing CI/CD processes is the distribution of updated game binaries in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way. Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes enable game publishers […]

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Updates to Amazon EKS Version Lifecycle

Contributed by Nathan Taber and Michael Hausenblas At re:Invent 2017 we introduced the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, or Amazon EKS for short. We consider these tenets as valid today as they were at launch: EKS is a platform to run production-grade workloads. This means that security and reliability are our first priority. After that we […]

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Enabling DNS resolution for Amazon EKS cluster endpoints

This post is contributed by Jeremy Cowan – Sr. Container Specialist Solution Architect, AWS By default, when you create an Amazon EKS cluster, the Kubernetes cluster endpoint is public. While it is accessible from the internet, access to the Kubernetes cluster endpoint is restricted by AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Kubernetes role-based access […]

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Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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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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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Many organizations today are using containers to package source code and dependencies into lightweight, immutable artifacts that can be deployed reliably to any environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source framework for automated scheduling and management of containerized workloads. In […]

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