Containers

Tag: open source

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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Compliance as Code for Amazon ECS using Open Policy Agent, Amazon EventBridge, and AWS Lambda

Customers are looking for ways to implement best practices/policies that enforce security and ongoing compliance. These best practices apply to workloads running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Nowadays, policies can be expressed as code and evaluated before workloads are deployed. This enables you to consistently enforce best practices and prevent workloads that violate […]

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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 Gatekeeper as a drop-in Pod Security Policy replacement in Amazon EKS

Jason Umiker If you are managing a Kubernetes cluster or you are a security professional responsible for one then you likely have heard that you should be implementing Kubernetes Pod Security Policies (PSPs) on the cluster in order to improve your security posture. Using PSPs can help to block pods from being disruptive to their […]

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A Diagram of the internals of FireLens.

Under the hood: FireLens for Amazon ECS Tasks

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Recently, Amazon ECS announced support for custom log routing via FireLens. FireLens makes it easy to use the popular open source logging projects Fluentd and Fluent Bit; enabling you to send logs to a wide array of AWS Services and […]

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Help us write a new chapter for Gitops, Kubernetes, and Open Source collaboration

Introduction The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) team sees the ecosystem around automated software deployment as a technology frontier ripe with potential for groundbreaking innovation. Over the last twenty years, the way in which developers deploy and manage their applications has changed dramatically. Technology improvements in packaging, automation, and virtualization as well as shifts in […]

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