Containers

Category: AWS Fargate

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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Amazon ECS availability best practices

We spend a lot of time thinking about availability at AWS. It is critically important that our service remains available even during inevitable partial failures in order to allow our customers to gain insight and take remedial action. To achieve this, we rely on the availability afforded us by Regional independence and Availability Zones isolation. […]

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ECR PrivateLink architectural diagram

AWS PrivateLink ECR cross account Fargate deployment

AWS PrivateLink is a networking technology designed to enable access to AWS services in a highly available and scalable manner. It keeps all the network traffic within the AWS network. When you create AWS PrivateLink endpoints for Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), these service endpoints appear as elastic network […]

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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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Containers and infrastructure as code, like peanut butter and jelly

Infrastructure as code tools like AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp Terraform enable teams to describe and automate provisioning of cloud infrastructure resources, including container-related resources like Amazon ECS services and Amazon EKS clusters. In this post, I cover why I believe infrastructure as code is especially important for containerized applications, how we use infrastructure as code with […]

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Welcome to the AWS Containers Blog

This post was contributed by Deepak Singh, VP of Compute Services at AWS Welcome to the AWS Containers Blog! We’re excited to start this channel to give builders a closer look under the hood of all things container-related at AWS. In the past, we’ve published on other popular blog channels at AWS such as the […]

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