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Tag: Amazon ECS

AWS Fargate: A Product Overview

It was just about three years ago that AWS announced Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), to run and manage containers at scale on AWS. With Amazon ECS, you’ve been able to run your workloads at high scale and availability without having to worry about running your own cluster management and container orchestration software. Today, […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Guide to All Things Containers

Contributed by Tiffany Jernigan, Developer Advocate for Amazon ECS Get ready for takeoff! We made sure that this year’s re:Invent is chock-full of containers: there are over 40 sessions! New to containers? No problem, we have several introductory sessions for you to dip your toes. Been using containers for years and know the ins and outs? […]

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Capturing Custom, High-Resolution Metrics from Containers Using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda

Contributed by Trevor Sullivan, AWS Solutions Architect When you deploy containers with Amazon ECS, are you gathering all of the key metrics so that you can correctly monitor the overall health of your ECS cluster? By default, ECS writes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5-minute increments. For complex or large services, this may not be sufficient to make […]

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Introducing Cloud Native Networking for Amazon ECS Containers

This post courtesy of ECS Sr. Software Dev Engineer Anirudh Aithal. Today, AWS announced task networking for Amazon ECS. This feature brings Amazon EC2 networking capabilities to tasks using elastic network interfaces. An elastic network interface is a virtual network interface that you can attach to an instance in a VPC. When you launch an […]

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Under the Hood: Task Networking for Amazon ECS

This post courtesy of ECS Sr. Software Dev Engineer Anirudh Aithal. Today, AWS announced task networking for Amazon ECS, which enables elastic network interfaces to be attached to containers. In this post, I take a closer look at how this new container-native “awsvpc” network mode is implemented using container networking interface plugins on ECS managed instances (referred […]

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Creating a Cost-Efficient Amazon ECS Cluster for Scheduled Tasks

Madhuri Peri Sr. DevOps Consultant When you use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), depending on the logging levels on the RDS instances and the volume of transactions, you could generate a lot of log data. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, many customers search for log error patterns using different log aggregation and […]

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Deploying Java Microservices on Amazon Elastic Container Service

This post and accompanying code graciously contributed by: Huy Huynh Sr. Solutions Architect Magnus Bjorkman Solutions Architect Java is a popular language used by many enterprises today. To simplify and accelerate Java application development, many companies are moving from a monolithic to microservices architecture. For some, it has become a strategic imperative. Containerization technology, such […]

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Blue/Green Deployments with Amazon Elastic Container Service

This post and accompanying code was generously contributed by: Jeremy Cowan Solutions Architect Anuj Sharma DevOps Cloud Architect Peter Dalbhanjan Solutions Architect Deploying software updates in traditional non-containerized environments is hard and fraught with risk. When you write your deployment package or script, you have to assume that the target machine is in a particular […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Cluster with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This post was graciously contributed by: Chad Schmutzer Solutions Architect Shawn O’Connor Solutions Architect Today we are excited to announce that Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports the ability to launch your ECS cluster on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances directly from the ECS console. Spot Instances allow you to bid on spare Amazon […]

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