Category: Announcements

Announcing software version consistency for Amazon ECS services

Introduction Container image tags offer a user-friendly way to manage and keep track of different versions of container images. However, they also present a security risk to organizations due to their mutable nature. Without protections in place, a container image tag can be changed in a container image repository to point to a different container […]

Amazon VPC CNI introduces Enhanced Subnet Discovery

Amazon VPC CNI introduces Enhanced Subnet Discovery

Users modernizing their applications using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) on AWS often run into critical IPv4 address space exhaustion driven by scale. They want to maximize usage of the VPC CIDRs and subnets provisioned for the EKS pods without introducing additional operational complexity. We believe that use of IPv6 address space is the […]

Amazon Linux 2023 AMIs

Amazon EKS-Optimized Amazon Linux 2023 AMIs Now Available

Introduction We are excited to announce general availability of Amazon Linux 2023 (AL2023) on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). AL2023 is the next generation of Amazon Linux from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is designed to provide a secure, stable, high-performance environment to develop and run your cloud applications. The standard AL2023-based EKS-optimized Amazon […]

Windows authentication with gMSA on Linux containers on Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate

Introduction Today, we are announcing the availability of Credentials Fetcher integration with AWS Fargate on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). With this launch, you have the option of running Linux containers that depend on Windows authentication on Amazon ECS using both the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) launch type, as well as with […]

Secure Amazon Elastic Container Service workloads with Amazon ECS Service Connect

Introduction With this release, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) integrates with AWS Private Certificate Authority (CA) and automates the process of issuing, distributing, and rotating certificates, which makes it simple for customers to secure traffic between services without adding extra operational workload. Now Amazon ECS Service Connect customers can encrypt service-to-service communication using Transport […]

Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.29

Introduction The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is pleased to announce support for Kubernetes version 1.29 in Amazon EKS, Amazon EKS Distro, and Amazon EKS Anywhere (v0.19.0). The theme for this version was chosen for the beautiful art form that is Mandala—a symbol of the universe in its perfection. Hence, the fitting release […]

Amazon ECS enables easier EC2 capacity management, with managed instance draining

Introduction Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) deploys and manages your containerized tasks on AWS infrastructure. Customers can avoid the need to maintain compute instances by using Amazon ECS to deploy tasks on serverless AWS Fargate capacity. But some customers prefer to use Amazon ECS with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) as capacity. Using Amazon […]

Amazon EKS extended support for Kubernetes versions pricing

As of April 1, 2024, Kubernetes version 1.21 and 1.22 are also covered under extended support. To learn more, please see our announcement. Introduction On October 4, 2023, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) announced the public preview of extended support for Kubernetes versions, which gives you an additional 12 months of support for Kubernetes […]

Accelerate the testing and verification of Amazon EKS upgrades with upgrade insights

Introduction Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) removes a lot of the heavy lifting that goes into managing Kubernetes. For example, AWS manages the Kubernetes control plane on your behalf, including patching, tuning, and updating it as necessary. Then there are features such as managed node groups that give you a mechanism for managing the […]

A deep dive into simplified Amazon EKS access management controls

Introduction Since the initial Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) launch, it has supported AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) principals as entities that can authenticate against a cluster. This was done to remove the burden—from administrators—of having to maintain a separate identity provider. Using AWS IAM also allows AWS customers to use their […]