Containers

Happy 5th birthday, AWS Fargate!

In just 5 years, AWS Fargate has emerged as the mission-critical infrastructure for customers seeking to adopt container-based applications without managing underlying infrastructure. Its ability to provide serverless compute paired with a unique security model, where every container is wrapped in a virtual machine, has earned the trust of many organizations. AWS Fargate has been […]

Transparent encryption of node to node traffic on Amazon EKS using WireGuard and Cilium

Introduction As the move to cloud native architectures continues to accelerate, one of the common challenges we hear from our customers is that adopting security best practices in Kubernetes clusters can be challenging. One area in particular that has come up in conversations often is how best to encrypt data in transit. This data encryption […]

Kubernetes Sessions at AWS re:Invent 2022

AWS re:Invent 2022 is right around the corner, offering several sessions focused on container technologies on AWS. This post highlights the sessions for those interested in AWS Kubernetes technologies and related customer stories. The sessions are listed by session type to help you find the best format for you. The conference offers a variety of […]

Microservices development using AWS controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) and Amazon EKS blueprints

Introduction Microservices architectures make applications easier to scale and faster to develop, which enables innovation and accelerating time-to-market for new features. For business applications with multiple clients (web, mobile, desktop, and smart devices), the application programming interface (API) Gateway microservices design pattern is helpful for adding centralized control and security. Containers and serverless are two […]

Preventing Kubernetes misconfigurations using Datree

David Feldstein, Sr. Containers Specialist AWS co-authored with Shimon Tolts, AWS Community Hero, CEO & Co-founder Datree.io Introduction Kubernetes has taken the world by storm, according to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Annual Survey of 2021, with 96% of organizations as either using or evaluating Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a production-grade container orchestration platform that […]

Know before you Go – serverless containers at AWS re:Invent 2022

This re:Invent, the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and the AWS Fargate teams will be presenting new capabilities, best practices, and tips to amplify business agility, shorten time to market, and increase productivity for organizations in their application modernization journey. To learn more, join us in Las Vegas from November 28 through December 2. […]

Exposing Kubernetes Applications, Part 3: NGINX Ingress Controller

Introduction The Exposing Kubernetes Applications series focuses on ways to expose applications running in a Kubernetes cluster for external access. In Part 1, we explored Service and Ingress resource types that define two ways to control the inbound traffic in a Kubernetes cluster. We discussed handling of these resource types via Service and Ingress controllers, […]

Exposing Kubernetes Applications, Part 2: AWS Load Balancer Controller

Introduction The Exposing Kubernetes Applications series focuses on ways to expose applications running in a Kubernetes cluster for external access. In Part 1 of the series, we explored Service and Ingress resource types that define two ways to control the inbound traffic in a Kubernetes cluster. We discussed the handling of these resource types via […]

Exposing Kubernetes Applications, Part 1: Service and Ingress Resources

Introduction The Exposing Kubernetes Applications series focuses on ways to expose applications running in a Kubernetes cluster for external access. In this Part 1 of the series, we explore Service and Ingress resource types that define two ways to control the inbound traffic in a Kubernetes cluster. We discuss the handling of these resource types […]