Category: Amazon CloudWatch

Scale your Amazon ECS using different AWS native services!

Containers accelerate application development and enhance deployment consistency across environments, thus enabling organizations to improve productivity and agility. AWS container services such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) make it easier to manage your application so you can focus on innovation and your business needs. Customer experience is the most important yardstick by which […]

Effective use: Amazon ECS lifecycle events with Amazon CloudWatch logs insights

Introduction We have observed a growing adoption of container services among both startups and established companies. This trend is driven by the ease of deploying applications and migrating from on-premises environments to the cloud. One platform of choice for many of our customers is Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). The powerful simplicity of Amazon […]

Run time sensitive workloads on ECS Fargate with clock accuracy tracking

Introduction In part 1 and part 2 of this series, the importance of measuring time accuracy and relevant concepts were discussed. Additionally, we covered specifics on ways to put those concepts into practice, track metrics using Amazon CloudWatch and implement a practical solution for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. In this part 3, […]

Preventing log loss with non-blocking mode in the AWSLogs container log driver

Introduction For improved observability and troubleshooting, it is recommended to ship container logs from the compute platform to a container running on to a centralized logging server. In the real world, the logging server may occasionally be unreachable or unable to accept logs. There is an architectural tradeoff when designing for log server failures. Service […]

Diving into Container Insights cost optimizations for Amazon EKS

Introduction Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights allows you to collect, aggregate, and analyze metrics, logs, and traces for your container-based applications and infrastructure on AWS. Container Insights captures metrics for various resources, such as CPU, memory, disk, and network, along with diagnostic data like container restart failures, which enables you to efficiently isolate and resolve problems. […]

Autoscaling Amazon ECS services based on custom metrics with Application Auto Scaling

Introduction Application Auto Scaling is a web service for developers and system administrators who need a solution for automatically scaling their scalable resources for AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) services, Amazon DynamoDB tables, AWS Lambda Provisioned Concurrency, and more. Application Auto Scaling now offers support for scaling such resources using […]

How to rapidly scale your application with ALB on EKS (without losing traffic)

To meet user demand, dynamic HTTP-based applications require constant scaling of Kubernetes pods. For applications exposed through Kubernetes ingress objects, the AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) distributes incoming traffic automatically across the newly scaled replicas. When Kubernetes applications scale down due to a decline in demand, certain situations will result in brief interruptions for end […]

Monitoring the Amazon ECS Agent

Introduction Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a fully managed container orchestration service that allows organizations to deploy, manage, and scale containerized workloads. It’s deeply integrated with the AWS ecosystem to provide a secure and easy-to-use solution for managing applications not only in the cloud but now also on your infrastructure with Amazon ECS […]

Automate rollbacks for Amazon ECS rolling deployments with CloudWatch alarms

Introduction Amazon ECS now offers native support for monitoring and automatically reacting to changes during a rolling update by using Amazon CloudWatch metric alarms. This enables customers to easily automate discovery and remediation for failed deployments and minimize the performance and availability impacts. Customers can configure Amazon CloudWatch alarms for their rolling updates using the […]

Deploying IPFS Cluster using AWS Fargate and Amazon EFS One Zone

Deploying IPFS Cluster using AWS Fargate and Amazon EFS One Zone

Introduction Image source: IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) is a popular decentralized storage solution used for many use cases like decentralized applications, p2p data sharing, or immutable file systems. For more usage ideas see these examples. IPFS Cluster is another application that runs alongside IPFS and provides data orchestration across a swarm of IPFS daemons […]