Containers

Category: Amazon EC2

Deploying managed P4d Instances in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service with NVIDIA GPUDirectRDMA

In March 2021, Amazon EKS announced support for Amazon EC2 P4d instances, enabling you to launch a fully managed EKS cluster based on the latest NVIDIA A100 GPUs. Amazon EC2 P4d instances are the next generation of GPU-based instances that provide the best performance for machine learning (ML) training and high performance computing (HPC) in […]

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Theoretical cost optimization by Amazon ECS launch type: Fargate vs EC2

This post was contributed by Julia Beck, Thomas Le Moullec, Kevin Polossat, and Sam Sanders Customers often ask about best practices when using Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), in particular around the Well-Architected Framework pillar of Cost Optimization. Within this, choosing between the two different launch types, EC2 and Fargate, may be one of […]

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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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Amazon EKS on AWS Graviton2 generally available: considerations on multi-architecture apps

Today, Amazon EKS on AWS Graviton2 is generally available and with this post we want to give you some background on what this means for you and how it works in practice. We had first-generation AWS Graviton from early 2019 on in preview and many of you participated in the AWS Graviton2 preview program launched […]

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Deep Dive on Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling

Introduction Up until recently, ensuring that the number of EC2 instances in your ECS cluster would scale as needed to accommodate your tasks and services could be challenging.  ECS clusters could not always scale out when needed, and scaling in could impact availability unless handled carefully. Sometimes, customers would resort to custom tooling such as […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and partner destinations. In this post, I detail how and why we built FireLens. I also […]

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How Amazon ECS manages CPU and memory resources

On August 19, 2019, we launched a new Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) feature that allows containers to configure available swap space on Linux. We want to take this opportunity to step back and talk more holistically how ECS resource management works (including the behavior this new feature has introduced). Specifically, we want to clarify how CPU and memory […]

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