Containers

Category: Compute

Amazon EKS 1.20 Released

The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is pleased to announce support for Kubernetes 1.20. I had the privilege of serving on the upstream release team for this release from September to December of 2020 and am excited for Amazon EKS customers to experience “The Raddest Release” in all its glory. Kubernetes 1.20 Official […]

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Migrating from self-managed Kubernetes to Amazon EKS? Here are some key considerations

Overview We talk to customers every day who are either planning a migration to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) or who are in the middle of a migration to Amazon EKS. These customers may start with a self-managed Kubernetes deployment but as Kubernetes footprints scale up, it becomes quite cumbersome to manage a Kubernetes […]

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Modernize Java and .NET applications remotely using AWS App2Container

Since the launch of AWS App2Container, customers have been asking for the ability to remotely manage the migrations of Java and .NET applications running on Windows or Linux hosts. Beginning with the version 1.2 of App2Container, users can accomplish containerization of their workloads without installing A2C software on the application servers. The remote execution feature […]

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Improving daemon services in Amazon ECS

When using Amazon EC2 for compute capacity in Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) clusters, a common pattern customers follow is to schedule a single instance of a task across all or select nodes in the cluster. This includes running tasks that handle log and/or metrics collection such as Fluentd or the DataDog agent, node […]

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Planning Kubernetes Upgrades with Amazon EKS

In February, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) released support for Kubernetes version 1.19. We announced this through the usual mechanisms with our What’s New post and updates in Amazon EKS documentation. After some conversations both internally and with our customers, we have decided to start regular AWS Containers blog posts on Amazon EKS Kubernetes […]

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Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate now enables customers to configure ephemeral storage up to 200GiB

  Today, we are announcing support in AWS Fargate to configure ephemeral storage up to 200 GiB in size. Tens of thousands of customers use Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) with AWS Fargate to benefit from the serverless compute model for a wide variety of container-based applications at scale. As container adoption has grown, […]

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Developing Twelve-Factor Apps using Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate

Sushanth Mangalore and Chance Lee, AWS Solutions Architects, SMB Introduction The twelve-factor methodology helps you build modern, scalable, and maintainable software-as-a-service apps. The methodology is technology agnostic and has become a widely-adopted approach to developing cloud-native applications. There are a few different ways to develop twelve-factor applications on AWS. Solutions based on containers technology are a […]

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Compliance as Code for Amazon ECS using Open Policy Agent, Amazon EventBridge, and AWS Lambda

Customers are looking for ways to implement best practices/policies that enforce security and ongoing compliance. These best practices apply to workloads running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Nowadays, policies can be expressed as code and evaluated before workloads are deployed. This enables you to consistently enforce best practices and prevent workloads that violate […]

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Monitoring your service mesh container environment using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Observability is critical for any application and to understand system behavior and performance. It takes a lot of time and effort to detect and remediate performance slowdowns or disruptions. It’s even more challenging in a multi-tenant environment where numerous microservices are running and the processing of a request spans a handful of services. Service meshes […]

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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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