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Tag: Docker

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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Clean up Your Container Images with Amazon ECR Lifecycle Policies

This post comes from the desk of Brent Langston. — Starting today, customers can keep their container image repositories tidy by automatically removing old or unused images using lifecycle policies, now available as part of Amazon EC2 Container Registry (Amazon ECR). Amazon ECR is a fully managed Docker container registry that makes it easy to […]

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Manage Kubernetes Clusters on AWS Using Kops

Any containerized application typically consists of multiple containers. There are containers for the application itself, a database, possibly a web server, and so on. During development, it’s normal to build and test this multi-container application on a single host. This approach works fine during early dev and test cycles but becomes a single point of […]

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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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Building High-Throughput Genomic Batch Workflows on AWS: Batch Layer (Part 3 of 4)

Aaron Friedman is a Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Angel Pizarro is a Scientific Computing Technical Business Development Manager at AWS This post is the third in a series on how to build a genomics workflow on AWS. In Part 1, we introduced a general architecture, shown below, and highlighted the […]

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Using Amazon API Gateway with microservices deployed on Amazon ECS

Rudy Krol, AWS Solutions Architect One convenient way to run microservices is to deploy them as Docker containers. Docker containers are quick to provision, easily portable, and provide process isolation. Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) provides a highly scalable, high performance container management service. This service supports Docker containers and enables you to easily run […]

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Cluster Management with Amazon ECS

In previous blog posts, we have talked a lot about Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) as a way to run Docker containers in the cloud on AWS, but not as much has been said about the cluster management options exposed through the ECS API. Today we want to talk a bit about what cluster […]

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