Containers

Category: Amazon CloudWatch

ECS auto scaling using custom metrics

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Auto Scaling using custom metrics

Introduction Amazon ECS eliminates the need to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure. Customers are using horizontal scalability to deploy and scale their microservices applications running on Amazon ECS. They use the Application Auto Scaling service to automatically scale based on metrics data. Amazon ECS typically measures service utilization based on average […]

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Introducing Amazon ECS Exec to access your Windows containers on Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate

Today, we are launching the Amazon ECS Exec functionality for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) customers running Windows containers on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), AWS Fargate or Amazon ECS Anywhere. This feature enables you to run commands in or get a shell to a container. In this blog post, we will walk […]

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Introducing Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights for Amazon EKS Fargate using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

Introduction Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights helps customers collect, aggregate, and summarize metrics and logs from containerized applications and microservices. Metrics data is collected as performance log events using the embedded metric format. These performance log events use a structured JSON schema that enables high-cardinality data to be ingested and stored at scale. From this data, […]

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Introducing AWS App Mesh Metrics Extension

Today, we are excited to announce that the AWS App Mesh metrics extension is now generally available. With App Mesh metrics extension, customers can collect, aggregate, and filter App Mesh specific metrics that are meaningful and aid in debugging while benefiting from reduced usage costs. App Mesh metrics extension is available to all customers running […]

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Introducing CloudWatch Container Insights Prometheus Support with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry on Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS

You can use CloudWatch Container Insights to monitor, troubleshoot, and alarm on your containerized applications and microservices. Amazon CloudWatch collects, aggregates, and summarizes compute utilization information like CPU, memory, disk, and network data. It also helps you isolate issues and resolve them quickly by providing diagnostic information like container restart failures. Container Insights gives you […]

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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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Sending Envoy metrics from AWS App Mesh to Amazon CloudWatch

With AWS customers adopting AWS App Mesh with Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS, we have seen them with the following request on multiple occasions. This post will demonstrate the mechanism of getting metrics from Envoy to CloudWatch. “We have adopted AWS App Mesh as a service mesh solution for application-level networking for our micro services […]

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Fluent Bit for Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate is here

Akshay Ram, Prithvi Ramesh, Michael Hausenblas In issue 701 of our containers roadmap we discussed supporting our CNCF Fluent Bit-based log router in the context of EKS on Fargate. In this blog post we provide you context on this new feature and walk you through the usage of it, shipping logs directly to CloudWatch with […]

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Create a pipeline with canary deployments for Amazon EKS with AWS App Mesh

In this post, we will demonstrate how customers can leverage different AWS services in conjunction with AWS App Mesh to implement a canary deployment strategy for applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As stated in the post “Getting started with App Mesh and EKS”, many customers are currently implementing microservices in a […]

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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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