Containers

Category: Containers

Using AWS Application Load Balancer path-based routing to combine Amazon ECS launch types

AWS container services offer broad choice and flexibility of tools to run containers. This provides customers with the flexibility they need to select the right platform for their workloads. Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a fully managed container orchestration service that enables you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications. Customers often ask […]

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Choosing container logging options to avoid backpressure

Logging provides an easy way to observe the behavior of your container-based application. At AWS, we offer customers several choices for configuring logging. Many customers will start with the simplest or default option. I recently helped diagnose a customer issue that we traced back to container logging configuration. In short, we discovered that an application […]

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Amazon EKS now supports Multus CNI

Today, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) announced support for the Multus Container Network Interface (CNI) plugin, enabling customers to attach multiple network interfaces and apply advanced network configuration to Kubernetes-based applications. With Multus availability, communication service providers and other customers with unique networking requirements can configure their EKS clusters to run multi-homed Kubernetes pods […]

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Migrating from Docker Swarm to Amazon ECS with Docker Compose

Introduction By leveraging Docker Compose for Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS), applications defined in a Compose file can be deployed on to Amazon ECS. Compose is an open specification, with one of its goals to be infrastructure or cloud service agnostic, allowing developers to define an application once for development and then use that […]

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Logging image scan findings from Amazon ECR in CloudWatch using an AWS Lambda function

September 7, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) image scanning helps in identifying software vulnerabilities in your container images. Amazon ECR uses the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) database from the open source Clair project and provides you with a list of […]

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Fast forward on your first serverless container deployment on AWS

Introduction Modernization and container technologies are a hot topic in recent technology news, reports, and conference talks. Containers are becoming a dominant modern compute layer for on-premise, local, and hybrid workloads. This blog post introduces container concepts with easy-to-understand examples and equips the reader with a lightweight toolset to deploy your first containers on AWS. […]

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Catching up with Managed Node Groups in Amazon EKS

Since its launch in 2018, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) has continued to deliver upon and expand its mission to simplify the process of building, securing, operating, and maintaining Kubernetes clusters. The first realization of that mission was a managed Kubernetes control plane, swapping the heavy lifting of provisioning, curating, and assembling the various […]

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Speeding up Windows container launch times with EC2 Image builder and image cache strategy

I have heard many times from customers that Windows containers aren’t fast to launch due to the container image size. In part this is true, however, it is important to demystify “the big image” and how to implement cache strategy to avoid expensive operations on the disk (the extraction) and speed up the Windows container […]

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Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes 1.21

The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is pleased to announce support for Kubernetes 1.21. I had the privilege of serving on the upstream release team for this release from January to April of 2021 and am excited for Amazon EKS customers to experience the “Power to the Community” release. Kubernetes runtime changes and […]

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Create a pipeline with canary deployments for Amazon ECS using AWS App Mesh

In this post, we demonstrate how customers can implement a canary deployment strategy for applications running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) in conjunction with AWS App Mesh. If you are looking to do canary deployments with AWS CodeDeploy using ALB’s weighted target groups, please refer to this post. By making use of container […]

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