Containers

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Figure 1. Capacity provider strategy controls tasks placement

Optimize cost for container workloads with ECS capacity providers and EC2 Spot Instances

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances use spare Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud  (Amazon EC2) capacity at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. Amazon EC2 can interrupt Spot Instances with a two-minute notification when EC2 needs the capacity back. Spot Instances are an ideal option for applications that are stateless, fault-tolerant, scalable, and flexible, such as big data, […]

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Backup and restore your Amazon EKS cluster resources using Velero

Companies worldwide are adopting containers to encapsulate their microservices, and many of them choose Kubernetes for automating deployment, scaling, and managing their containerized applications. As the number of these microservices grows, it becomes increasingly important to have a centralized backup mechanism in place to: Protect applications in case of physical and logical errors Perform migrations […]

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Saga Orchestration pattern architecture

Implementing the Saga Orchestration pattern with Amazon EKS and Amazon SNS

This blog post proposes an ecommerce scenario with an Orders microservice, an Orders Rollback microservice and an Inventory microservice that communicate with each other. This communication happens while raising an order successfully or rolling back an order when the Inventory microservice reports an error. This communication is orchestrated with Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) […]

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Architecture of the solution "Using Windows Authentication with Linux Containers on Amazon ECS"

Using Windows Authentication with Linux Containers on Amazon ECS

This post shows how to configure a Linux container running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to connect to a SQL Server database using Windows (or Integrated) Authentication. Windows Authentication is the recommended mechanism to connect to SQL Server databases, but using it can be challenging when running containerized workloads.

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Integrating cross VPC ECS cluster for enhanced security with AWS App Mesh

Customers often have applications owned by different teams in different Amazon ECS clusters. Alternatively, they may have many applications running in Amazon EC2 and some in Amazon ECS. Additionally, the applications may be running in their own VPCs in each cluster. In all these cases, it is harder to get consistent connectivity, observability, and security […]

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Describes the architecture of two accounts which have ECS services interconnected through AWS App Mesh

Connecting services across multiple accounts using AWS App Mesh and Amazon ECS

Today, many customers are adopting microservices. This approach breaks down software from a a single monolithic component into many independent pieces of software that address a specific business function and communicate over well-defined API’s. This enables independent teams to work on multiple components simultaneously and helps customers shorten the software development lifecycle, enable rapid innovation, […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Prometheus metrics now generally available

Imaya Kumar Jagannathan, TP Kohli, and Michael Hausenblas In Using Prometheus Metrics in Amazon CloudWatch we showed you how to use the beta version of the Amazon CloudWatch supporting the ingestion of Prometheus metrics. Now that we made this feature generally available we explore its benefits in greater detail and show you how to use […]

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Using Prometheus Metrics in Amazon CloudWatch

Imaya Kumar Jagannathan, Justin Gu, Marc Chéné, and Michael Hausenblas Update 2020-09-08: The feature described in this post is now in GA, see details in the Amazon CloudWatch now monitors Prometheus metrics from Container environments What’s New item. Earlier this week we announced the public beta support for monitoring Prometheus metrics in CloudWatch Container Insights. […]

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Access Logging Made Easy with AWS App Mesh and Fluent Bit

I’ve found that the term microservices can have different meanings and benefits depending on who you talk to. However, the one benefit where I’ve typically found consensus is that microservices allow your teams to have the freedom to choose the best tool for each job. Meaning, microservices architectures shouldn’t follow a “one size fits all” […]

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