Containers

Tag: Kubernetes

Implementing Runtime security in Amazon EKS using CNCF Falco

Many organisations are in the process of migrating their applications to containers. Containers provide application-level dependency management, speedy launches, and support immutability. This can help reduce costs, increase velocity, and improve on efficiency. For securely managing the container lifecycle, container image hardening, and end-to-end security checks are critical factors. Containers need to be secured by […]

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Create a pipeline with canary deployments for Amazon EKS with AWS App Mesh

In this post, we will demonstrate how customers can leverage different AWS services in conjunction with AWS App Mesh to implement a canary deployment strategy for applications running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As stated in the post “Getting started with App Mesh and EKS”, many customers are currently implementing microservices in a […]

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Advice for customers dealing with Docker Hub rate limits, and a Coming Soon announcement

Many container customers building applications use common software packages (e.g. operating systems, databases, and application components) that are publicly distributed as container images on Docker Hub. Docker, Inc. has announced that the Hub service will begin limiting the rate at which images are pulled under their anonymous and free plans. These limits will progressively take […]

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CI/CD with Amazon EKS using AWS App Mesh and Gitlab CI

Using containers brings flexibility, consistency, and portability in a DevOps culture. One of the essential parts of DevOps is creating Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines that deliver containerized application code faster and more reliably to production systems. Enabling canary or blue-green deployments in CI/CD pipelines provides more robust testing of the new application versions […]

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Windows Authentication on Amazon EKS Windows pods

Per Microsoft documentation: Windows-based networks commonly use Active Directory (AD) to facilitate authentication and authorization between users, computers, and other network resources. Enterprise application developers often design their apps to be AD-integrated and run on domain-joined servers to take advantage of Integrated Windows Authentication, which makes it easy for users and other services to automatically […]

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Introducing Ubuntu support for Amazon EKS 1.18

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a fully automated Kubernetes cluster service on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ubuntu is a popular and proven operating system for both virtual machine and containerized cloud computing. Canonical (the creator and primary maintainer of Ubuntu) is an Amazon partner and works with the EKS team to provide an optimized […]

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Autoscaling Amazon EKS services based on custom Prometheus metrics using CloudWatch Container Insights

Introduction In a Kubernetes cluster, the Horizontal Pod Autoscaler can automatically scale the number of Pods in a Deployment based on observed CPU utilization and memory usage. The autoscaler depends on the Kubernetes metrics server, which collects resource metrics from Kubelets and exposes them in Kubernetes API server through Metrics API. The metrics server has […]

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Announcing Java support for cdk8s

Today, we are announcing Java support for cdk8s, the Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes. This rounds out support for the top 3 most popular programming languages and probably the single most used here at Amazon. Now, you can leave YAML behind and define your Kubernetes applications in Typescript, Python, and Java. In this tutorial, we’ll […]

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Introducing the AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK)

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) is a new tool that lets you directly manage AWS services from Kubernetes. ACK makes it simple to build scalable and highly-available Kubernetes applications that utilize AWS services. Today, ACK is available as a developer preview on GitHub. In this post we will give you a brief introduction to the […]

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