AWS Compute Blog

Using Amazon EFS to Persist Data from Amazon ECS Containers

My colleagues Jeremy Cowan and Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon Elastic File System with Amazon ECS. — Docker containers are ideal for building microservices because they’re quick to provision, easily portable, and provide process isolation. While these services are generally ephemeral and stateless, there are times when you […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent – Wrap-up

We wanted to summarize a few of the highlights from this year’s AWS re:Invent. Announcements On Thursday October 8, Werner Vogels announced three new features for Amazon ECS: The Amazon EC2 Container Service CLI (Amazon ECS CLI) makes it easier to set up an Amazon ECS cluster and its associated resources (e.g., EC2 instances) and enables a […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent is just a few days away and the Amazon ECS team will be there. To talk to us about how you are using Amazon ECS or to find out more about how you can use Amazon ECS for your applications, drop by the Compute booth or the developer lounge. There are also a […]

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Dynamic Scaling with EC2 Spot Fleet

Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer The RequestSpotFleet API allows you to launch and manage an entire fleet of EC2 Spot Instances with one request. A fleet is a collection of Spot Instances that are all working together as part of a distributed application and providing cost savings. With the ModifySpotFleetRequest API, it’s possible […]

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AWS Lambda sessions at re:Invent 2015

Ajay Nair, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Lambda   If you will be attending re:Invent 2015 in Las Vegas next week, you will have many opportunities to learn more about building applications using AWS Lambda. The Lambda team will be presenting multiple sessions covering new features, as well as deep dives on using Lambda for data […]

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How to create a custom scheduler for Amazon ECS

My colleague Daniele Stroppa sent a nice guest post that shows how to create a custom scheduler for Amazon ECS. — Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS takes […]

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A Simple Serverless Test Harness using AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager You can easily test a Lambda function locally by using either a nodejs runner or JUnit for Java. But once your function is live in Lambda, how do you test it? One option is to create an API for it using Amazon API Gateway and then employ one of […]

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Microservices without the Servers

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager At LinuxCon/ContainerCon 2015 I presented a demo-driven talk titled, “Microservices without the Servers”. In it, I created an image processing microservice, deployed it to multiple regions, built a mobile app that used it as a backend, added an HTTPS-based API using Amazon API Gateway and a website, and then […]

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Everything Depends on Context or, The Fine Art of nodejs Coding in AWS Lambda

Tim Wagner, AWS Lambda General Manager Quick, what’s wrong with the Lambda code sketch below? exports.handler = function(event, context) { anyAsyncCall(args, function(err, result) { if (err) console.log(‘problem’); else /* do something with result */; }); context.succeed(); }; If you said the placement of context.succeed, you’re correct – it belongs inside the callback. In general, when […]

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Better Together: Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda

My colleague Constantin Gonzalez sent a nice guest post that shows how to create container workers using Amazon ECS. — Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. ECS eliminates the […]

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