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How H2O.ai optimized and secured their AI/ML infrastructure with Karpenter and Bottlerocket

This post was co-written with Ophir Zahavi, Cloud Engineering Manager, H2O.ai Introduction H2O.ai is a visionary leader in democratizing artificial intelligence (AI) by rapidly provisioning AI platforms that help businesses make better decisions. Our company’s SaaS platform, built on AWS, H2O AI Managed Cloud, enables businesses to build productive models and gain insights from their […]

Validating Amazon EKS optimized Bottlerocket AMI against the CIS Benchmark

Introduction As Kubernetes adoption grows, many organizations are choosing it as their platform to build and host their modern and secure applications. Security is one of the primary design criteria for many workloads, especially those dealing with sensitive data such as financial data processing. These workloads have a stringent requirement to adhere to various security […]

Secure AWS Bottlerocket deployments on Amazon EKS with KubeArmor

Secure Bottlerocket deployments on Amazon EKS with KubeArmor

Introduction Bottlerocket is a security focused operating system (OS) image that provides out-of-the-box security options to protect host or worker nodes. While Bottlerocket is useful, the security of the pods and the containers is still the responsibility of the application developer or provider. KubeArmor, a CNCF (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) sandbox project, is a runtime […]

title image: Announcing NVIDIA GPU support for Bottlerocket on Amazon ECS

Announcing NVIDIA GPU support for Bottlerocket on Amazon ECS

Last year, we announced the general availability of the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)-optimized Bottlerocket AMI. Bottlerocket is an open source project that focuses on security and maintainability, providing a reliable and consistent Linux distribution for hosting container-based workloads. Now, we are happy to announce that you can now run ECS NVIDIA GPU-accelerated workloads […]

Bottlerocket support for NVIDIA GPUs

Today, we are happy to announce that Bottlerocket, a Linux-based, open-source, container-optimized operating system, now supports NVIDIA GPUs for accelerated computing workloads. You can now use NVIDIA-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance types with Bottlerocket to accelerate your machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and similar workloads that require GPU compute devices. This release […]

Bottlerocket, A Year in the Life

With the recent launch of Bottlerocket support for Managed Node Groups in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about Bottlerocket and its features. At a previous point in my career, I was one of many engineers working on a commercial UNIX operating system. Linux established itself as […]

Amazon EKS adds native support for Bottlerocket in Managed Node Groups

Today, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS) announces native support for Bottlerocket in managed node groups. Bottlerocket is a Linux-based open-source operating system that is purpose-built by Amazon. It focuses on security and maintainability, and provides a reliable, consistent, and safe platform for container-based workloads. Amazon EKS managed node groups with Bottlerocket support enables you […]

A deep dive into Bottlerocket ECS Updater

Last month, we announced the general availability of the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) optimized Bottlerocket AMI. Today, I would like to focus on the Bottlerocket ECS Updater. The ECS Updater is a service you can install into your ECS cluster that helps you keep your Bottlerocket container instances up to date. Before I […]

Catching up with Managed Node Groups in Amazon EKS

Since its launch in 2018, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) has continued to deliver upon and expand its mission to simplify the process of building, securing, operating, and maintaining Kubernetes clusters. The first realization of that mission was a managed Kubernetes control plane, swapping the heavy lifting of provisioning, curating, and assembling the various […]

Persistent Storage using EFS for EKS on Bottlerocket

In this post, we discuss about how to achieve persistent storage with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters running on Bottlerocket OS with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). Persistent storage is needed for long running stateful applications to persist state for high availability or to scale out around shared datasets. This is true […]