Category: Compute

How RGC Genetics Center achieved infrastructure automation at scale using AWS Proton

This post was co-written with Rouel Lanche, Associate Director IT Architect, Regeneron Introduction Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents, develops, and commercializes life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 35 years by physician-scientists, Regeneron’s unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to numerous FDA-approved […]

AWS Fargate adds support for larger ephemeral volumes

Introduction AWS Fargate is a serverless, pay-as-you-go compute engine that allows you focus on building applications without having to manage servers. Starting today, the amount of ephemeral storage you can allocate to the containers in a EKS Fargate pod is configurable up to a maximum of 175 GiB per pod. Prior to this launch, all […]

How optimized and secured their AI/ML infrastructure with Karpenter and Bottlerocket

This post was co-written with Ophir Zahavi, Cloud Engineering Manager, Introduction is a visionary leader in democratizing artificial intelligence (AI) by rapidly provisioning AI platforms that help businesses make better decisions. Our company’s SaaS platform, built on AWS, H2O AI Managed Cloud, enables businesses to build productive models and gain insights from their […]

Shift left to secure your container supply chain

Introduction When we talk about securing container solutions, most of the focus is on securing the orchestrator or the infrastructure that the orchestrator runs on. However, at the heart of your container solutions are the containers themselves. In this post, we show you how we ensured that before we even push a container into our […]

Application first delivery on Kubernetes with Open Application Model

This post was co-written with Daniel Higuero, CTO, Napptive Introduction In the era of cloud-native applications, Kubernetes has emerged as a prominent technology in the container orchestration space. However, using Kubernetes requires users to not only run and manage cluster configurations, cluster-wide add-ons, and auxiliary tooling, but also to understanding application deployment configurations (e.g., Deployments, […]

Building better container images

Introduction Many applications built today or modernized from monoliths are done so using microservice architectures. The microservice architecture makes applications easier to scale and faster to develop, which enables innovation and accelerating time-to-market for new features. In addition, microservices also provide lifecycle autonomy enabling applications to have independent build and deploy processes, which provides technological […]

Accelerate Amazon ECS-based workloads with ECS Blueprints

Introduction We are introducing ECS Blueprints for AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) that makes it easier and faster to build container workloads for the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). ECS Blueprints is a collection of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) open-source modules that help you configure and deploy container workloads on top of Amazon […]

Implementing application load balancing of Amazon ECS Anywhere workloads using Traefik Proxy

Introduction With Amazon ECS Anywhere, you can run and manage containers on any customer-managed infrastructure using the same cloud-based, fully managed, and highly scalable container orchestration service you use in AWS today. Amazon ECS Anywhere provides support for registering an external instance, such as an on-premises server or virtual machine (VM), to your Amazon ECS […]

Under the hood: Lazy Loading Container Images with Seekable OCI and AWS Fargate

November 2023: AWS Fargate now supports having both SOCI and non SOCI enabled containers in the same Amazon ECS task, therefore the “All container images within an Amazon ECS Task need a SOCI Index Manifest” restriction no longer applies. To learn more see the whats new post.   AWS Fargate, a serverless compute engine for […]

Using Windows Authentication with gMSA on Linux Containers on Amazon ECS

UPDATE: On July 17th 2023, AWS launched support for Windows authentication with gMSA on non-domain-joined (domainless) Amazon ECS Linux container instances. This blog post has been updated to cover both modes, making domainless mode the default. Introduction Today, we are announcing the availability of Credentials Fetcher integration with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). This […]