AWS Compute Blog

Amazon ECS and Docker volume drivers, part 1: Amazon EBS

→ Part 2: Amazon EFS   Post by: Jeremy Cowan, Ronnie Eichler, and Tiffany Jernigan Introduction Containers are emerging as the default compute primitive for building cloud-native applications.  They facilitate the adoption of continuous delivery, and help increase infrastructure use. However, deploying stateful application as containers has been challenging because containers have short life-spans, get […]

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Implementing Serverless Video Subtitles

This post is courtesy of Maxime Thomas, DevOps Partner Solutions Architect – AWS This story begins when I joined AWS at the beginning of the year. I had a hard time during my ramp-up period trying to handle the amount of information coming from all directions. Technical training, meetings, new colleagues, in a worldwide company—the […]

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Measuring service chargeback in Amazon ECS

Contributed by Subhrangshu Kumar Sarkar, Sr. Technical Account Manager, and Shiva Kumar Subramanian, Sr. Technical Account Manager Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) users have been asking us for a way to allocate cost to the deployed services in a shared Amazon ECS cluster. This blog post can help customers think through different techniques to allocate […]

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Celebrating 10 years of Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server on AWS! Happy Birthday!

Contributed by Sandy Carter, Vice President of Windows on AWS and Enterprise Workloads Happy birthday to all of our AWS customers! In particular, I want to call out Autodesk, RightScale (now part of Flexera), and Suunto (Movescount) – just a few of our customers who have been running Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server on […]

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Using Cromwell with AWS Batch

Contributed by W. Lee Pang and Emil Lerch, WWPS Professional Services DNA is often referred to as the “source code of life.” All living cells contain long chains of deoxyribonucleic acid that encode instructions on how they are constructed and behave in their surroundings. Genomics is the study of the structure and function of DNA […]

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Deploying a Burstable and Event-driven HPC Cluster on AWS Using SLURM, Part 1

Contributed by Amr Ragab, HPC Application Consultant, AWS Professional Services When you execute high performance computing (HPC) workflows on AWS, you can take advantage of the elasticity and concomitant scale associated with recruiting resources for your computational workloads. AWS offers a variety of services, solutions, and open source tools to deploy, manage, and dynamically destroy compute […]

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Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent in 2017, AWS made some significant changes to the pricing model of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Instead of bidding on spare capacity, you could request to run Spot Instances, and get the capacity if it’s available. One of the results of […]

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Investigating spikes in AWS Lambda function concurrency

This post is courtesy of Ian Carlson, Principal Solutions Architect – AWS As mentioned in an earlier post, a key benefit of serverless applications is the ease with which they can scale to meet traffic demands or requests. AWS Lambda is at the core of this platform. Although this flexibility is hugely beneficial for our customers, sometimes […]

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Developing .NET Core AWS Lambda functions

This post is courtesy of Mark Easton, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS One of the biggest benefits of Lambda functions is that they isolate you from the underlying infrastructure. While that makes it easy to deploy and manage your code, it’s critical to have a clearly defined approach for testing, debugging, and diagnosing problems. There’s […]

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BYOL and Oversubscription

This post is courtesy of Mike Eizensmits, Senior Solutions Architect – AWS Most AWS customers have a significant Windows Server deployment and are also tied to a Microsoft licensing program. When it comes to Microsoft products, such as Windows Server and SQL Server, licensing models can easily dictate Cloud infrastructure solutions. AWS provides several options […]

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