Containers

Category: Compute

How Vanguard uses AWS X-Ray and Amazon CloudWatch to improve observability for Amazon ECS cloud applications

This post was contributed by Jeffrey Emberger, Technical Lead, The Vanguard Group and John Formento, Solutions Architect, AWS. Cloud applications are changing the speed at which companies can deliver new capabilities for their customers. With increased speed comes the need to more quickly, reliably, and inexpensively observe cloud application health. Observability is no longer an […]

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Setting up end-to-end TLS encryption on Amazon EKS with the new AWS Load Balancer Controller

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up end-to-end encryption on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service(Amazon EKS). End-to end encryption in this case refers to traffic that originates from your client and terminates at an NGINX server running inside a sample app. I work with regulated customers who need to satisfy regulatory requirements […]

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Advertising click-prediction modeling on Amazon EKS

In digital advertising, the ad click-through rate (CTR) model predicts the probability of a click given the ads and context x (for example, shopping query, time of the day, device). The output of a CTR model can be seen as a conditional probability p(y = click|x). A precise estimation of this probability influences our ability […]

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Graceful shutdowns with ECS

Introduction Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) gives customers the flexibility to scale their containerized deployments in a variety of different ways. Tasks can be scaled-out to react to an influx of requests or they can be scaled-in to reduce cost. ECS also supports different deployment options, including rolling deployments, blue/green deployments, and canary-style deployments. […]

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Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI End-of-Life

Update April 16, 2021 – The Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI ended its standard support on April 15, 2021 and has entered a maintenance support phase. Since its launch in 2015, the Amazon ECS-optimized Amazon Linux AMI has helped a number of customers build containerized Linux-based applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The AMI […]

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NEW – Using Amazon ECS Exec to access your containers on AWS Fargate and Amazon EC2

Today, we are announcing the ability for all Amazon ECS users including developers and operators to “exec” into a container running inside a task deployed on either Amazon EC2 or AWS Fargate. This new functionality, dubbed ECS Exec, allows users to either run an interactive shell or a single command against a container. This was one of […]

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Autoscaling Amazon ECS services based on custom CloudWatch and Prometheus metrics

Introduction Horizontal scalability is a critical aspect of cloud native applications. Microservices deployed to Amazon ECS leverage the Application Auto Scaling service to automatically scale based on observed metrics data. Amazon ECS measures service utilization based on CPU and memory resources consumed by the tasks that belong to a service and publishes CloudWatch metrics, namely, […]

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Deploy a Spring Boot application on a multi-architecture Amazon EKS cluster

Introduction Why might customers consider deploying applications on a multi-architecture Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster, with both ARM-based and AMD-based instances? Cost optimization is often a key business driver of my customers. It’s also a key pillar for a well-architected design. Usually, there are a few widely applicable strategies for you to save […]

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How to build container images with Amazon EKS on Fargate

This post was contributed by Re Alvarez Parmar and Olly Pomeroy Containers help developers simplify the way they package, distribute, and deploy their applications. Developers package their code into a container image that includes the application code, libraries, and any other dependencies. This image can be used to deploy the containerized application on any compatible […]

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Amazon ECR’s credential helper now supports Amazon ECR Public

amazon-ecr-credential-helper is a credential helper for the Docker daemon that makes it easier to use Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR). Once configured, ECR credential helper automatically uses the same credentials as the AWS CLI and the AWS SDKs to first retrieve an ECR authentication token for secure access to repositories, then lets the Docker daemon […]

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