Containers

Category: Containers

Amazon CloudWatch Prometheus metrics now generally available

Imaya Kumar Jagannathan, TP Kohli, and Michael Hausenblas In Using Prometheus Metrics in Amazon CloudWatch we showed you how to use the beta version of the Amazon CloudWatch supporting the ingestion of Prometheus metrics. Now that we made this feature generally available we explore its benefits in greater detail and show you how to use […]

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Autoscaling Amazon EKS services based on custom Prometheus metrics using CloudWatch Container Insights

Introduction In a Kubernetes cluster, the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler can automatically scale the number of Pods in a Deployment based on observed CPU utilization and memory usage. The autoscaler depends on the Kubernetes metrics server, which collects resource metrics from Kubelets and exposes them in Kubernetes API server through Metrics API. The metrics server has […]

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Cost Optimization Checklist for Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate

This post was contributed by Charu Khurana, Senior Solutions Architect, and John Formento, Solutions Architect. Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) with the AWS Fargate launch type is a powerful, cloud native, container service that allows customers to create container-based workloads in a matter of minutes without managing the underlying infrastructure. Even with the serverless […]

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Optimizing Amazon Elastic Container Service for cost using scheduled scaling

Elasticity and cost have always been major factors in improving the operational efficiency of organizations, which in turn drives business transformation and agility. Elasticity is defined as the ability of the infrastructure (including application) to be able to seamlessly scale out and scale in based on the load. This is also called auto scaling. If […]

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Announcing Java support for cdk8s

Today, we are announcing Java support for cdk8s, the Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes. This rounds out support for the top 3 most popular programming languages and probably the single most used here at Amazon. Now, you can leave YAML behind and define your Kubernetes applications in Typescript, Python, and Java. In this tutorial, we’ll […]

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Developing an application based on multiple microservices using AWS Copilot and AWS Fargate

Introduction 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, we walk you through how to communicate between microservices with service discovery using  AWS Copilot. You can also refer to […]

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Optimize IP addresses usage by pods in your Amazon EKS cluster

Many enterprise customers adopt multi-account strategy to meet their business needs and at the same time reduce the security blast radius. Customers have had problems maintaining network topology because of constant growth and increased workloads. They can quickly run out of IP space while planning out the VPC Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR). In this blog, […]

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Designing a secure container image registry

As organizations move to containers, there can be a sense that they are losing control or visibility of the software that is deployed to their environments. Historically, once a server is in production, a scanning tool runs on a regular basis to detect vulnerabilities on the operating system. Once a vulnerability is detected, an operations […]

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ICYMI: Container Day EU

In case you missed it, on August 17th, at the first ever virtual KubeCon, AWS held our day zero event, Container Day. The day covered technical deep dives, product demos, and launches all on how Amazon EKS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. If you weren’t able […]

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How Affirm uses AWS Fargate and Apache Airflow to manage batch jobs

This post was contributed by Greg Sterin, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Affirm. Affirm’s mission is to deliver honest financial products that improve lives. Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm’s Platform Engineering team […]

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