Containers

Category: Amazon EC2 Container Service

New look for Amazon ECS in the AWS Management Console

Recently we launched a new look and experience for Amazon ECS in the AWS Management Console. Since its launch in 2014, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) has served as a simple way for customers to run production grade container workloads on AWS. Customers such as Disney+, Vanguard, Okta, Fidelity, and UbiSoft trust Amazon ECS […]

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Architecture of the solution "Using Windows Authentication with Linux Containers on Amazon ECS"

Using Windows Authentication with Linux Containers on Amazon ECS

This post shows how to configure a Linux container running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to connect to a SQL Server database using Windows (or Integrated) Authentication. Windows Authentication is the recommended mechanism to connect to SQL Server databases, but using it can be challenging when running containerized workloads.

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Results of the 2020 AWS Container Security Survey

In 2019 we carried out the first AWS Container Security Survey and now we have the results of this year’s survey for you available. As in 2019, we conducted an anonymous survey throughout 2020 amongst container users on AWS. From the 655 people who visited the survey, 295 started it and 156 completed it (completion […]

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re:Invent 2020: AWS Containers Track

re:Invent is a free, 3-week virtual conference that will be held November 30 – December 18, 2020. Starting this week, registered attendees can access scheduled and on-demand sessions on topics across AWS Services. In this post, we’ll cover the Containers track, featuring sessions on Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Amazon ECR, and AWS App […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage on Windows Containers

This post has been updated due a recent launch. Designed for simplicity from the start, Amazon ECS delivers an AWS-opinionated solution for running containers at scale. Previously, customers had to implement a lengthy workaround (detailed in the original blog post below) in order to use an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage […]

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Designing a secure container image registry

As organizations move to containers, there can be a sense that they are losing control or visibility of the software that is deployed to their environments. Historically, once a server is in production, a scanning tool runs on a regular basis to detect vulnerabilities on the operating system. Once a vulnerability is detected, an operations […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server on EKS Windows Containers

Recently, we published a blog post on using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage for Windows containers on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Today, we are going to walk through a step-by-step process on how to do the same on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). We will achieve this using an AWS […]

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Access Logging Made Easy with AWS App Mesh and Fluent Bit

I’ve found that the term microservices can have different meanings and benefits depending on who you talk to. However, the one benefit where I’ve typically found consensus is that microservices allow your teams to have the freedom to choose the best tool for each job. Meaning, microservices architectures shouldn’t follow a “one size fits all” […]

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The role of AWS Fargate in the container world

In 2017, we introduced a serverless service to run containers at scale called AWS Fargate. Today, customers are launching tens of millions of containers on it every week. Customers keep telling us that the reason they love Fargate is because it removes a lot of the infrastructure undifferentiated heavy lifting. For example, they no longer […]

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AWS CodeDeploy now supports linear and canary deployments for Amazon ECS

AWS CodeDeploy has extended blue/green deployment support for Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to include canary and linear deployments for applications hosted on AWS Fargate or Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Blue/green deployments are a safe deployment strategy provided by AWS CodeDeploy for minimizing interruptions caused by changing application versions. This is accomplished by creating […]

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