AWS Compute Blog

Managing Secrets for Amazon ECS Applications Using Parameter Store and IAM Roles for Tasks

Thanks to my colleague Stas Vonholsky  for a great blog on managing secrets with Amazon ECS applications. —– As containerized applications and microservice-oriented architectures become more popular, managing secrets, such as a password to access an application database, becomes more challenging and critical. Some examples of the challenges include: Support for various access patterns across container […]

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Amazon ECS at The Climate Corporation: Using Amazon ECR and Multiple Accounts for Isolated Regression Testing

This is a guest post from Nathan Mehl, Site Reliability Engineering Manager at The Climate Corporation. — The Climate Corporation aims to help all the world’s farmers sustainably increase their productivity through the use of digital tools. The integrated Climate FieldView™ digital agriculture platform provides farmers with a comprehensive, connected suite of digital tools. Bringing […]

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How to Automate Container Instance Draining in Amazon ECS

My colleague Madhuri Peri sent a nice guest post that describes how to use container instance draining to remove tasks from an instance before scaling down a cluster with Auto Scaling Groups. —– There are times when you might need to remove an instance from an Amazon ECS cluster; for example, to perform system updates, […]

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Continuous Deployment to Amazon ECS using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon ECR, and AWS CloudFormation

Thanks to my colleague John Pignata for a great blog on how to create a continuous deployment pipeline to Amazon ECS. — Delivering new iterations of software at a high velocity is a competitive advantage in today’s business environment. The speed at which organizations can deliver innovations to customers and adapt to changing markets is […]

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Introducing Amazon ECS Task Placement Policies

Today, Amazon ECS announced capabilities that provide granular control over how tasks are placed onto clusters. Previously, if you needed to place a task on a container instance with specific resource requirements (e.g., a specific instance type), you would have had to write custom schedulers to filter, find, and group resources. The following diagram outlines […]

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Managing Your AWS Resources Through a Serverless Policy Engine

Stephen Liedig, Solutions Architect Customers are using AWS Lambda in new and interesting ways every day, from data processing of Amazon S3 objects, Amazon DynamoDB streams, and Amazon Kinesis triggers, to providing back-end processing logic for Amazon API Gateway. In this post, I explore ways in which you can use Lambda as a policy engine […]

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Continuous Deployment for Serverless Applications

With a continuous deployment infrastructure, developers can quickly and safely release new features and bug fixes for their applications without manually triggering any deployment scripts. Amazon Web Services offers a number of products that make the creation of deployment pipelines easier: AWS CodePipeline AWS CodeCommit AWS CodeBuild – newly launched A typical serverless application consists […]

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Scripting Languages for AWS Lambda: Running PHP, Ruby, and Go

NOTE: As of January 15, 2018 Go is now a natively supported language of AWS Lambda. You can read more here: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/announcing-go-support-for-aws-lambda/ This post courtesy of Dimitrij Zub, Solutions Architect and Raphael Sack, Technical Trainer In our daily work with partners and customers, we see a lot of different amazing skills, expertise and experience in many […]

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