Containers

ICYMI: Container Day EU

In case you missed it, on August 17th, at the first ever virtual KubeCon, AWS held our day zero event, Container Day. The day covered technical deep dives, product demos, and launches all on how Amazon EKS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. If you weren’t able […]

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How Affirm uses AWS Fargate and Apache Airflow to manage batch jobs

This post was contributed by Greg Sterin, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Affirm. Affirm’s mission is to deliver honest financial products that improve lives. Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm’s Platform Engineering team […]

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Using Gatekeeper as a drop-in Pod Security Policy replacement in Amazon EKS

Jason Umiker If you are managing a Kubernetes cluster or you are a security professional responsible for one then you likely have heard that you should be implementing Kubernetes Pod Security Policies (PSPs) on the cluster in order to improve your security posture. Using PSPs can help to block pods from being disruptive to their […]

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Securing Kubernetes applications with AWS App Mesh and cert-manager

While working with customers on their projects, I often hear “I want to secure all my traffic with granular encryption-in-transit, close to application code, but decouple security from it.” That’s where AWS App Mesh can help. In this blog, I will briefly discuss how to apply some of the Well Architected Framework Security Pillar design […]

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Amazon Elastic Beanstalk introduces support for shared load balancers

AWS customers love using managed services because they can offload the undifferentiated heavy lifting associated with deploying applications while they focus on innovating to support their business. Throughout the years, this is why so many customers have opted to use Amazon Elastic Beanstalk to deploy their software artifacts. Customers can pick a runtime environment, point […]

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Introducing security groups for pods

Security groups, acting as instance level network firewalls, are among the most important and commonly used building blocks in any AWS cloud deployment. It came as no surprise to us that integrating security groups with Kubernetes pods emerged as one of the most highly requested Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) features, as seen on […]

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Creating Kubernetes Auto Scaling Groups for Multiple Availability Zones

Kubernetes is a scalable container orchestrator that helps you build fault-tolerant, cloud native applications. It can handle automatic container placement, scale up and down, and provision resources for your containers to run. While Kubernetes can take care of many things, it can’t solve problems it doesn’t know about. Usually these are called unknown unknowns and […]

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OCI Artifact Support In Amazon ECR

By Shubhra Deshpande and Michael Hausenblas In the container roadmap issue 308 you asked us about making Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) understand artifact types beyond container images. We now launched support for Open Container Initiative (OCI) artifacts, such as Helm charts. In this post we give you some background on OCI artifacts and walk […]

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Automatically deploying your container application with AWS Copilot

Taking an application from idea to working implementation that people can interact with is a multistep process. Once the design is locked in and the code is written, the next challenge is how to deploy and deliver the application to users. One way to do this is using a Docker container and a tool like […]

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ICYMI: AWS Cloud Containers Conference

On July 9th, the AWS Containers team hosted the first AWS Cloud Containers Conference (C3). The full day, virtual conference covered deep dives, launches, and demos on Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon ECR, and AWS App Mesh. As well as, a keynote from GM of Kubernetes, Bob Wise, and closing remarks from Chief […]

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