Containers

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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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webhook architecture diagram

Building serverless admission webhooks for Kubernetes with AWS SAM

Authors: Simon Woldemichael, Associate Solutions Architect, WWPS Solution Architecture Josh Jiang, Associate Cloud Developer, Professional Services Shared Delivery Teams Learning Level: 300 Controlling resource deployments in your Kubernetes cluster can become a difficult challenge. For instance, pushing changes to a production environment can run the risk of installing an incompatible package or vulnerable dependency that […]

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Enable traffic encryption between services in AWS App Mesh using AWS Certificate Manager or customer-provided certificates

Today, we announce the general availability of an AWS App Mesh feature that enables traffic encryption between services using AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) or customer-provided certificates. We sought feedback from our customers last year through the AWS App Mesh roadmap issues #38 and #39 and the features were made available on the AWS App Mesh […]

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Access Logging Made Easy with AWS App Mesh and Fluent Bit

I’ve found that the term microservices can have different meanings and benefits depending on who you talk to. However, the one benefit where I’ve typically found consensus is that microservices allow your teams to have the freedom to choose the best tool for each job. Meaning, microservices architectures shouldn’t follow a “one size fits all” […]

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AWS CodeDeploy now supports linear and canary deployments for Amazon ECS

AWS CodeDeploy has extended blue/green deployment support for Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to include canary and linear deployments for applications hosted on AWS Fargate or Amazon Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Blue/green deployments are a safe deployment strategy provided by AWS CodeDeploy for minimizing interruptions caused by changing application versions. This is accomplished by creating […]

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How to use Multiple load balancer Target Group Support for Amazon ECS to access internal and external service endpoint using the same DNS name

Customers running container-based applications on Amazon ECS using Amazon EC2 (commonly referred to as EC2) or AWS Fargate, frequently need to expose the application to both external clients and internal clients within the Amazon VPC (commonly referred to as VPC). In this blog post, we will look at a solution to optimize cost and reduce […]

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Scanning images with Trivy in an AWS CodePipeline

This post was contributed by AWS Container Hero, Liz Rice, VP Open Source Engineering at Aqua Security. If you’re working with containers, it’s important to scan your images for known vulnerabilities, so that you don’t deploy code that an attacker can easily exploit. A good way of ensuring that all your deployed images get this […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and partner destinations. In this post, I detail how and why we built FireLens. I also […]

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Cost optimization for Kubernetes on AWS

Since publication, we reduced the price for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) by 50% to $0.10 per hour for each Kubernetes cluster that you run.  This post was contributed by AWS Container Hero, Casey Lee, Director of Engineering for Liatrio The combination of Amazon EKS for a managed Kubernetes control plane and Amazon EC2 for […]

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Cross Amazon EKS cluster App Mesh using AWS Cloud Map

Overview In this article, we are going to explore how to use AWS App Mesh across Amazon EKS (EKS) clusters. App Mesh is a service mesh that lets you control and monitor services spanning two clusters deployed in the same VPC. We’ll demonstrate this by using two EKS clusters within a VPC and an App […]

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