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Managing compute for Amazon ECS clusters with capacity providers.

Customers running containers are often challenged with having to manage and understand how to run and scale the compute for their clusters. For customers taking advantage of Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on AWS Fargate, the burden is lifted as the underlying compute layer is fully managed by AWS, enabling the customer to focus […]

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Setting up end-to-end TLS encryption on Amazon EKS with the new AWS Load Balancer Controller

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up end-to-end encryption on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service(Amazon EKS). End-to end encryption in this case refers to traffic that originates from your client and terminates at an NGINX server running inside a sample app. I work with regulated customers who need to satisfy regulatory requirements […]

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Advertising click-prediction modeling on Amazon EKS

In digital advertising, the ad click-through rate (CTR) model predicts the probability of a click given the ads and context x (for example, shopping query, time of the day, device). The output of a CTR model can be seen as a conditional probability p(y = click|x). A precise estimation of this probability influences our ability […]

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Amazon ECR’s credential helper now supports Amazon ECR Public

amazon-ecr-credential-helper is a credential helper for the Docker daemon that makes it easier to use Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR). Once configured, ECR credential helper automatically uses the same credentials as the AWS CLI and the AWS SDKs to first retrieve an ECR authentication token for secure access to repositories, then lets the Docker daemon […]

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New look for Amazon ECS in the AWS Management Console

Recently we launched a new look and experience for Amazon ECS in the AWS Management Console. Since its launch in 2014, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) has served as a simple way for customers to run production grade container workloads on AWS. Customers such as Disney+, Vanguard, Okta, Fidelity, and UbiSoft trust Amazon ECS […]

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Turbocharging EKS networking with Bottlerocket, Calico, and eBPF

This post is co-authored by Alex Pollitt, Co-founder and CTO at Tigera, Inc. Recently Amazon announced support for Bottlerocket on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Bottlerocket is an open source Linux distribution built by Amazon to run containers focused on security, operations, and manageability at scale. You can learn more about Bottlerocket in this […]

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Authenticating with Docker Hub for AWS Container Services

Docker Hub has recently updated its terms of service to introduce rate limits for container image pulls. While these limits don’t apply to accounts under a Pro or Team plan, anonymous users are limited to 100 pulls per 6 hours per IP address, and authenticated free accounts are limited to 200 pulls per 6 hours. […]

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Using EBS Snapshots for persistent storage with your EKS cluster

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 are not 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 […]

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Latest updates to AWS Fargate for Amazon ECS

Recently, we announced features to improve the configuration and metric gathering experience of your tasks deployed via AWS Fargate for Amazon ECS. Based off of customer feedback, we added the following features: Environment file support Deeper integration with AWS Secrets Manager using secret versions and JSON keys More granular network metrics, as well as additional […]

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High level architecture

Ship and visualize your Istio virtual service traces with AWS X-Ray

AWS X-Ray is a managed distributed tracing system that helps customers gain end-to-end visibility of requests and provides rich visualization of connected services. This post will show how customers can integrate AWS X-Ray as a backend for Zipkin traces generated from services in a Istio service mesh.

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