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Read our blog post about policy management in Amazon EKS using jsPolicy.

Policy management in Amazon EKS using jsPolicy

Introduction jsPolicy is an open-source framework for managing validating or mutating admission control policies for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) clusters using JavaScript (or TypeScript), which is similar to the way AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) manages AWS accounts and resource access. It’s also possible to write the entire jsPolicy in a separate file and […]

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Introducing bare metal deployments for Amazon EKS Anywhere

Introducing bare metal deployments for Amazon EKS Anywhere

Introduction At one time, all servers were bare metal servers. We have come a long way with virtualization, cloud computing, and more recently with containers and serverless technologies. Despite these innovations, bare metal servers remain popular on premises. Customers run applications on bare metal infrastructure for performance benefits, to gain direct access to underlying hardware […]

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title image: Provisioning infrastructure using the AWS Proton open source Backstage plugin

Provisioning infrastructure using the AWS Proton open-source Backstage plugin

Introduction The concept of the Internal Developer Platform (IDP) is becoming increasingly popular as it’s an innovative way for organizations to boost development velocity and reduce time to market. The IDP provides a set of shared capabilities that provide a standardized way for development teams to deploy applications to production. It is common for these […]

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Diagram of App Runner service showing how OpenTelemetry SDK hands requests

Tracing an AWS App Runner service using AWS X-Ray with OpenTelemetry

Introduction AWS App Runner is a fully managed service that developers can use to quickly deploy containerized web applications and APIs at scale with little to no infrastructure experience. You can start with source code or a container image. App Runner will fully manage all infrastructure, including servers, networking, and load balancing, for your application. App […]

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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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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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