Containers

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Dynamically create repositories upon image push to Amazon ECR

Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) provides a fully managed container registry service, offering high-performance hosting for reliably deploying application images anywhere. Amazon ECR service requires repositories to pre-exist before pushing container images. In this post, we explore a dynamic solution that leverages AWS CloudTrail, Amazon EventBridge, and AWS Lambda functions to automatically create Amazon […]

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Using OPA to validate Amazon EKS Blueprint Templates

As organizations adopt containerization technologies, such as Kubernetes, the challenge of making sure of security and compliance becomes increasingly complex. With Kubernetes environments that span Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and Kubernetes clusters, maintaining a secure posture can be a daunting task. To tackle this complexity and reduce risk, many teams are turning to standardized tooling. Organizations that […]

How Snap Inc. secures its services with Amazon EKS

How Snap Inc. secures its services with Amazon EKS

Introduction Snapchat is an app that hundreds of millions of people around the world use to communicate with their close friends. The app is powered by microservice architectures deployed in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and datastores such as Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon ElastiCache. This post […]

Adding Storage using OpenEBS on EKS Anywhere

Adding Storage using OpenEBS on EKS Anywhere

Overview Amazon EKS Anywhere (EKS Anywhere) is an opinionated and automated deployment of the Amazon EKS Distro that enables users to create and operate Kubernetes clusters on user-managed infrastructure. EKS Anywhere does not include a Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver for persistence. In this post, we setup OpenEBS to provide persistence using the disks available in […]

Protecting your Amazon EKS web apps with AWS WAF

Protecting your Amazon EKS web apps with AWS WAF

Analyze the traffic patterns on any public-facing website or web app, and you’ll notice connection requests from all over the world. Apart from the intended traffic, a typical web application responds to requests from bots, health checks, and various attempts to circumvent security and gain unauthorized access. In addition to impacting your customer’s experience, these […]

Delivering video content with fractional GPUs in containers on Amazon EKS

Delivering video content with fractional GPUs in containers on Amazon EKS

Video encoding and transcoding are critical workloads for media and entertainment companies. Delivering high-quality video content to viewers across devices and networks needs efficient and scalable encoding infrastructure. As video resolutions continue to increase to 4K and 8K, GPU acceleration is essential to real-time encoding workflows where parallel encoding tasks are necessary. Although encoding on […]

Using CRaC to reduce Java startup times on Amazon EKS

Application modernization is a focus area for organizations of different sizes and across industries to achieve business objectives such as reduced time to market, improved cost efficiency, and better customer experience. Containers and container orchestration platforms have been one of the key enablers for these modernization initiatives. Many customers standardize on Kubernetes as a containers […]

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 […]

Distributed machine learning with Amazon ECS

Running distributed machine learning (ML) workloads on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) allows ML teams to focus on creating, training and deploying models, rather than spending time managing the container orchestration engine. With a simple architecture, control plane transparent upgrades, and native AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication, Amazon ECS provides a great environment […]

Enabling mTLS with ALB in Amazon EKS

Introduction In today’s interconnected world, communication faces evolving security threats. From sensitive financial transactions in online banking to secure data transmissions in the automobile industry, ensuring trust and authenticity between businesses is becoming more and more critical. This is where Mutual Transport Layer Security (mTLS) can be an option to offer enhanced security through advanced […]