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Tag: Amazon ECS

Service Discovery: An Amazon ECS Reference Architecture

My colleagues Pierre Steckmeyer, Chad Schmutzer, and Nicolas Vautier sent a nice guest post that describes a fast and easy way to set up service discovery for Amazon ECS. — Microservices are capturing a lot of mindshare nowadays, through the promises of agility, scale, resiliency, and more. The design approach is to build a single […]

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Optimizing Disk Usage on Amazon ECS

My colleague Jay McConnell sent a nice guest post that describes how to track and optimize the disk space used in your Amazon ECS cluster. — On October 4 Amazon ECS launched support for automated container and image cleanup. Read about it in the documentation. Failure to monitor disk space utilization can cause problems that prevent Docker […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Clusters with Spot Fleet

My colleague Drew Dennis sent a nice guest post that shows how to use Amazon ECS with Spot fleet. — There are advantages to using on-demand EC2 instances. However, for many workloads, such as stateless or task-based scenarios that simply run as long as they need to run and are easily replaced with subsequent identical […]

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Amazon ECS launches new deployment capabilities; CloudWatch metrics; Singapore and Frankfurt regions

Today, we launched two improvements that make it easier to run Docker-enabled applications on Amazon EC2 Container Service (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. The first improvement allows more flexible deployments. […]

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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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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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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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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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