Containers

Tag: ECS

Read our blog post on securing Amazon Elastic Container Service applications using Application Load Balancer and Amazon Cognito.

Securing Amazon Elastic Container Service applications using Application Load Balancer and Amazon Cognito

Introduction Designing and maintaining secure user management, authentication and other related features for applications is not an easy task. Amazon Cognito takes care of this work, which allows developers to focus on building the core business logic of the application. Amazon Cognito provides user management, authentication, and authorization for applications where users can log in […]

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Read our blog post about optimizing your Spring Boot application for AWS Fargate.

Optimize your Spring Boot application for AWS Fargate

Fast startup times are key to quickly react to disruptions and demand peaks, and they can increase the resource efficiency. With AWS Fargate, you don’t need to take care of the underlying container hosts; however, some changes are often needed to shorten the time to bootstrap your container and the application. This post describes optimization […]

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Creating custom Amazon Machine Images with the ECS-optimized AMI Build Recipes

Customers running their container workloads on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) have a choice of AWS Fargate and also using Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances with the Amazon ECS-optimized AMI. One of the requests (issue #176) that our customers submitted, was to allow them to create their own ECS Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Today […]

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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 […]

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Getting started with Bottlerocket and Amazon ECS

Last week we announced the general availability of the Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)-optimized Bottlerocket AMI and Bottlerocket support for Amazon ECS is now generally available. Bottlerocket is an open source project that focuses on security and maintainability, providing a reliable, and consistent Linux distribution for hosting container-based workloads. In this post, I am […]

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Developing Twelve-Factor Apps using Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate

Sushanth Mangalore and Chance Lee, AWS Solutions Architects, SMB Introduction The twelve-factor methodology helps you build modern, scalable, and maintainable software-as-a-service apps. The methodology is technology agnostic and has become a widely-adopted approach to developing cloud-native applications. There are a few different ways to develop twelve-factor applications on AWS. Solutions based on containers technology are a […]

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Graceful shutdowns with ECS

Introduction Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) gives customers the flexibility to scale their containerized deployments in a variety of different ways. Tasks can be scaled-out to react to an influx of requests or they can be scaled-in to reduce cost. ECS also supports different deployment options, including rolling deployments, blue/green deployments, and canary-style deployments. […]

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NEW – Using Amazon ECS Exec to access your containers on AWS Fargate and Amazon EC2

Today, we are announcing the ability for all Amazon ECS users including developers and operators to “exec” into a container running inside a task deployed on either Amazon EC2 or AWS Fargate. This new functionality, dubbed ECS Exec, allows users to either run an interactive shell or a single command against a container. This was one of […]

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Theoretical cost optimization by Amazon ECS launch type: Fargate vs EC2

This post was contributed by Julia Beck, Thomas Le Moullec, Kevin Polossat, and Sam Sanders Customers often ask about best practices when using Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), in particular around the Well-Architected Framework pillar of Cost Optimization. Within this, choosing between the two different launch types, EC2 and Fargate, may be one of […]

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Amazon Elastic Container Service Anomaly Detector using Amazon EventBridge

This post was contributed by Ugur KIRA and Santosh Kumar. This concept originated from discussions with Skyscanner UK regarding to manage ECS clusters at large scale. Amazon EventBridge is a serverless event bus that makes it easy to connect applications together using data from your own applications, integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, and AWS services. EventBridge […]

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