AWS Compute Blog

Amazon ECS improves console first run experience, ability to troubleshoot Docker errors

Today Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) added a new first run experience that streamlines getting your first containerized application running on ECS. 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. Amazon ECS eliminates the […]

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AWS Lambda sessions at re:Invent 2015 – Wrap up

Vyom Nagrani, Sr. Product Manager, AWS Lambda Announcements AWS Lambda announced four new features at re:Invent 2015 Support for Python functions Increased function duration from 60 seconds to 300 seconds Function Versioning & Aliasing Scheduled functions (Cron) – Console only You can read the details for these announcements here. Breakout sessions We had listed the […]

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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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