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Building Amazon Linux 2 CIS Benchmark AMIs for Amazon EKS

Building Amazon Linux 2 CIS Benchmark AMIs for Amazon EKS

Introduction The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks are best practices for the secure configuration of a target system. They define various Benchmarks for Kubernetes control plane and the data plane. For Amazon EKS clusters, it is strongly recommended to follow the CIS Amazon EKS Benchmark. If the data plane of an Amazon EKS cluster uses Amazon Linux […]

Faster Scaling-in for Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling

Faster Scaling-in for Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling

Introduction Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) customers who use Cluster auto scaling (CAS) have expressed that they would like to scale-in more quickly so that they can avoid paying extra charges for compute resources during scale-in events. To make scaling-in more responsive, today we are pleased to introduce an enhancement to increase the scale-in step […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amazon EKS improves control plane scaling and update speed by up to 4x

Amazon EKS improves control plane scaling and update speed by up to 4x

Years before Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) was released, our customers told us they wanted a service that would simplify Kubernetes management. Many of them were running self-managed clusters on Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) and were having challenges upgrading, scaling, and maintaining the Kubernetes control plane. When EKS launched in 2018, it aimed to […]

Self-service AWS native service adoption in OpenShift using ACK

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) is an open-source project that allows you to define and create AWS resources directly from within OpenShift. Using ACK, you can take advantage of AWS-managed services to complement the application workloads running in OpenShift without needing to define resources outside of the cluster or run services that provide supporting capabilities like […]

Diagram of Karpenter pods

Managing Pod Scheduling Constraints and Groupless Node Upgrades with Karpenter in Amazon EKS

Overview Karpenter is a high-performance Kubernetes cluster autoscaler that can help you autoscale your groupless nodes by letting you schedule layered constraints using the Provisioner API. Karpenter also makes node upgrades easy through the node expiry TTL value ttlSecondsUntilExpired. This blog post will walk you through all of the steps to make this possible, and […]

Running Windows workloads on a private EKS cluster

Legacy applications in the automotive industry tend to run on Windows. Customers want to scale these workloads on Kubernetes alongside their Linux workloads. The automotive industry has a particularly high standard on security, and an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster with private endpoint is applicable to run their workloads. This blog post shows […]

Rolling EC2 AMI updates with capacity providers in Amazon ECS

When deploying containers to Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), customers have choices as to what level of management they want or need to have over the cluster compute. First there is AWS Fargate, which is a serverless compute engine that removes the need for customers to provision and manage servers. This approach simplifies the […]

Cost optimization for Kubernetes on AWS

Since publication, we reduced the price for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) by 50% to $0.10 per hour for each Kubernetes cluster that you run.  This post was contributed by AWS Container Hero, Casey Lee, Director of Engineering for Liatrio The combination of Amazon EKS for a managed Kubernetes control plane and Amazon EC2 for […]