Containers

Category: Compute

Introducing launch template and custom AMI support in Amazon EKS Managed Node Groups

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now supports EC2 Launch Templates and custom AMIs for managed node groups. When combined, these new features provide flexible configuration and customization options for Amazon EC2 instances which are managed as Kubernetes nodes by EKS. This enables you to leverage the simplicity of managed node provisioning and lifecycle management features […]

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AWS Copilot: an application-first CLI for containers on AWS

On July 9, 2020, we introduced AWS Copilot, a new command line interface (CLI) to build, release, and operate production ready containerized applications on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS Fargate. In this post, I walk you through the design tenets of the CLI, why we chose them, how they map to Copilot […]

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Container DevSecOps with AWS CodePipeline using Hadolint and Anchore Engine

Many organizations are or are considering migrating their applications and/or software to containers over traditional virtual machines given that they are incredibly fast, easy to maintain, have simpler deployment lifecycles, and are much easier to spin up and down. This can greatly reduce the cost and increase efficiency. For a secure container life cycle management, […]

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Saving money a pod at a time with EKS, Fargate, and AWS Compute Savings Plans

At re:Invent 2019, we announced the ability to deploy Kubernetes pods on AWS Fargate via Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Since then we’ve seen customers rapidly adopt the Kubernetes API to deploy pods onto Fargate, the AWS serverless infrastructure for running containers. This allows them to get rid of a lot of the undifferentiated […]

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Register for AWS Container Day to Learn About Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Bottlerocket, and More!

Previous AWS Container Day events have included a number of discussions and deep dives on running Kubernetes at AWS – and now we are bringing this content right to your home! Join us for the first-ever virtual Container Day on August 17th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (PDT). Check out the agenda and some of […]

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AWS Fargate now supports UDP load balancing with Network Load Balancer

From machine learning inference to gaming, from web hosting to batch processing, customers are using AWS Fargate to innovate faster and build products without maintaining servers. Many of you told us how important it is for you to run UDP-based applications in Fargate in AWS containers roadmap issue #445. User Datagram Protocol, more popularly known […]

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How to track costs in multi-tenant Amazon EKS clusters using Kubecost

Many AWS customers use Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to operate multi-tenant Kubernetes clusters where workloads that belong to different teams or projects run in a shared cluster. Customers like that Kubernetes offers centralized management of workloads, enabling administrators to create, update, scale, and secure workloads using a single API. In this post we […]

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Automating Amazon EKS cluster testing with custom machine images

AWS recently launched a new service, EC2 Image Builder, which automates and simplifies the creation, maintenance, and validation of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). Many of our customers are using this service to generate their own customized, hardened images. In this post, we will demonstrate how you can automatically test your Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon […]

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Service connectivity inside and outside the mesh using AWS App Mesh (ECS/Fargate)

AWS Customer: We want to pursue service mesh and establish a separate application-networking layer for efficiently handling our microservices applications. However, we want to meshify only a subset of our microservices and gradually add other services to the mesh as we get comfortable with the configurations. What are the recommended approaches to handle service to […]

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Save the date: AWS Container Day at KubeCon

Start off your KubeCon 2020 with AWS at Container Day on August 17th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (PDT). In this full-day virtual event, we’ll cover how Amazon EKS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. Virtual sessions throughout the day will consist of technical deep dives, product […]

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