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Using Amazon EBS snapshots for persistent storage with your Amazon EKS cluster by leveraging add-ons

Using Amazon EBS snapshots for persistent storage with your Amazon EKS cluster by leveraging add-ons

Originally, containers were a great fit for stateless applications. However, for many use cases there is a need for persistent storage, without which stateful workloads aren’t possible. Kubernetes first introduced support for stateful workloads with in-tree volume plugins, meaning that the plugin code was part of the core Kubernetes code and shipped with the Kubernetes […]

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Using CDK to perform continuous deployments in multi-region Kubernetes environments

This post also had contributions from Jiwon Yeom, Solutions Architect, AWS. Introduction AWS customers use infrastructure as code (IaC) to create cloud resources in a repeatable and predictable manner. IaC is especially helpful in managing environments with identical stacks, which is a common occurrence in active-active multi-region systems. Instead of managing each regional deployment individually, […]

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Using Amazon ECS with NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate drug discovery

Using Amazon ECS with NVIDIA GPUs to accelerate drug discovery

This post was written in collaboration with Neel Patel, Drug Discovery Scientist, Nvidia. Drug discovery is the process through which potential new medicines are identified. It involves a wide range of scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and pharmacology, as well as computer science. AstraZeneca and NVIDIA collaborated on developing MegaMolBART so the computational drug discovery process […]

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Read our blog post about optimizing your Spring Boot application for AWS Fargate.

Optimize your Spring Boot application for AWS Fargate

Fast startup times are key to quickly react to disruptions and demand peaks, and they can increase the resource efficiency. With AWS Fargate, you don’t need to take care of the underlying container hosts; however, some changes are often needed to shorten the time to bootstrap your container and the application. This post describes optimization […]

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Scaling Kubernetes with Karpenter: Advanced Scheduling with Pod Affinity and Volume Topology Awareness

Scaling Kubernetes with Karpenter: Advanced Scheduling with Pod Affinity and Volume Topology Awareness

This post was co-written by Lukonde Mwila, Principal Technical Evangelist at SUSE, an AWS Container Hero, and a HashiCorp Ambassador. Introduction Cloud-native technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and Kubernetes is at the forefront of this movement. Today, Kubernetes is seeing widespread adoption across organizations in a variety of different industries. When implemented properly, Kubernetes can […]

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Read our blog post about stretching your on-premises environment to AWS using Amazon ECS Anywhere.

Stretching your on-premises environment to AWS using Amazon ECS Anywhere

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) allows customers to run container workloads in AWS on AWS-managed infrastructure as well as on customer-managed infrastructure using Amazon ECS Anywhere. Whether on premises or in the cloud, customers have a consistent cluster management, workload scheduling, and monitoring experience with Amazon ECS. Amazon ECS Anywhere lets you have a […]

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Using Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS for transient EMR clusters

Using Amazon EMR on Amazon EKS for transient EMR clusters

Introduction Many organizations as part of their cloud journey into Amazon Web Services migrate and modernize their ETL (extract-transform-load) batch processing workloads running on on-premises Hadoop clusters to AWS. They often start their journey with the lift and shift approach, by hosting their Hadoop environment on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or migrate to […]

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Kubernetes cluster upgrade: the blue-green deployment strategy

Kubernetes cluster upgrade: the blue-green deployment strategy

This article was co-written by Michael Marie Julie and Quentin Bernard from TheFork, one of the leading online restaurant booking and discovery platforms in Europe and Australia. In loving memory of our dear colleague Olivier Lebhard. Introduction Context Kubernetes has become a new standard in our industry, with great built-in features and an incredible abstraction […]

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Read our blog post about policy management in Amazon EKS using jsPolicy.

Policy management in Amazon EKS using jsPolicy

Introduction jsPolicy is an open-source framework for managing validating or mutating admission control policies for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters using JavaScript (or TypeScript), which is similar to the way AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) manages AWS accounts and resource access. It’s also possible to write the entire jsPolicy in a separate file and […]

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Read the blog post about architecting for resiliency on AWS App Runner.

Architecting for resiliency on AWS App Runner

AWS App Runner is one of the simplest ways to run your containerized web applications and APIs on AWS. App Runner abstracts away the cloud resources needed for running your web application or API, including load balancers, TLS certificates, auto-scaling, logs, metrics, tracing (such as observability), as well as the underlying compute resources. With App Runner, […]

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