How Freddie Mac used Amazon EKS to modernize their platform and migrate applications

Introduction Freddie Mac has a mission to provide a stable US housing Market. Freddie Mac identified the need for faster application delivery, scalable performance, increased resiliency, and cost optimization of their existing application portfolio. To achieve their mission goals, Freddie Mac undertook a migration from on-premises Kubernetes to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As […]

Deploying Karpenter Nodes with Multus on Amazon EKS

Container based Telco workloads use Multus CNI primarily for traffic or network segmentation. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) supports Multus CNI enabling users to attach multiple network interfaces, apply advanced network configuration and segmentation to Kubernetes-based applications running on AWS. One of the many benefits of running applications on AWS is resource elasticity (scaling out and scaling […]

Ensuring fair bandwidth allocation for Amazon EKS Workloads

Independent Service Vendor (ISV) users often offer their end-user solutions hosted on a multi-tenant architecture to reduce cost and operational management. However, this approach can lead Kubernetes clusters to resource exhaustion or network starvation issues that impact neighboring workloads. By default, Kubernetes provides capabilities to enforce resource availability such as CPU and memory to prevent […]

Enhancing Kubernetes workload isolation and security using Kata Containers

Containers have become the dominant method for deploying and managing applications in recent years. Their widespread adoption is attributed to numerous advantages, such as isolation, efficient hardware use, scalability, and portability. In situations where resource isolation is critical for system security, many users are forced to rely on virtual machines (VMs) to mitigate the impact […]

Mobileye: Revolutionizing HD map creation for autonomous vehicles with Spark on Amazon EKS

Mobileye (Nasdaq: MBLY), a global leader in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), is at the forefront of the autonomous driving revolution. Founded in 1999, they have pioneered groundbreaking technologies such as REM™ crowdsourced mapping, True-Redundancy™ sensing, and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS). These innovations are paving the way for a future filled with self-driving vehicles and advanced mobility […]

Windows Containers on AWS Fargate: Launch time improvements

We launched AWS Fargate support for Windows Server containers on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) in October 2021 to remove the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing the underlying host operating system (OS). This has enabled customers to run Windows containers without having to patch, scale, and harden the Windows OS, using the serverless, pay-as-you-go compute […]

Use Ansible to bootstrap external container instances with Amazon ECS Anywhere

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is a fully managed container orchestration service that helps you deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications. Within Amazon ECS there is a concept known as Capacity, which is the infrastructure where your containers run. Amazon ECS provides multiple options: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances in the AWS Cloud, AWS […]

Disaster Recovery on AWS Outposts to AWS Local Zones with a GitOps approach for Amazon EKS

Users often need to host their Kubernetes workloads in specific locations, geographies, or on-premises to meet data locality or low-latency requirements. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) has a broad range of deployments options from in the cloud to on-premises on customer-managed hardware with Amazon EKS Anywhere. To extend AWS infrastructure and APIs to users on-premises, […]

Multi-Region Disaster Recovery with Amazon EKS and Amazon EFS for Stateful workloads

Introduction Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is a managed storage service that can be used to provide shared access to data for Kubernetes Pods running across compute nodes in different Availability Zones (AZ) managed by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Amazon EFS supports native replication of data across AWS Regions. This feature helps in designing a multi-Region disaster […]

Streamline production grade clusters with Amazon AFT and Terraform EKS Blueprints

AWS users need to continuously enhance their infrastructure and security processes. This typically involves a two-phase approach: discovery and design, followed by implementation. In the discovery phase, an assessment of the current infrastructure is conducted, leading to the creation of architecture documents and patterns for the subsequent implementation phase. This process delves into Account Structure, […]