Containers

Tag: Windows

Speeding up Windows container launch times with EC2 Image builder and image cache strategy

I have heard many times from customers that Windows containers aren’t fast to launch due to the container image size. In part this is true, however, it is important to demystify “the big image” and how to implement cache strategy to avoid expensive operations on the disk (the extraction) and speed up the Windows container […]

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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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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage on Windows Containers

This post has been updated due a recent launch. Designed for simplicity from the start, Amazon ECS delivers an AWS-opinionated solution for running containers at scale. Previously, customers had to implement a lengthy workaround (detailed in the original blog post below) in order to use an Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage […]

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Using Calico on Amazon EKS Windows Containers

This post was contributed by Anuj Singh, Software Development Engineer and Steven David, Enterprise Solutions Architect. In this blog post, we are going to walk through a step-by-step process on how to install and use Calico for Windows containers running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Tigera Calico for Windows is a networking and network […]

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Streaming logs from Amazon EKS Windows pods to Amazon CloudWatch Logs using Fluentd

Containers are a method of operating system virtualization that allow you to run an application and its dependencies in resource-isolated processes. Containers allow you to easily package an application’s code, configurations, and dependencies into easy-to-use building blocks that deliver environmental consistency, operational efficiency, developer productivity, and version control. Using Windows containers allows you to get […]

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Using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server on EKS Windows Containers

Recently, we published a blog post on using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage for Windows containers on Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). Today, we are going to walk through a step-by-step process on how to do the same on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). We will achieve this using an AWS […]

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Introducing multi-architecture container images for Amazon ECR

Containers are a de facto standard in cloud application development and deployment. Publishing software in container images provides developers an integrated packaging solution, bundling software and all required dependencies into a portable image format. This image can then be run anywhere, abstracting away the infrastructure-specific aspects of deployment. However, the promise of running anywhere only […]

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How to Run EKS Windows containers with group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

Windows-based networks commonly use Active Directory to facilitate authentication and authorization between users, computers, and other computer network resources. Traditionally, enterprise applications running on Windows platforms use either service accounts or Managed Service Accounts (MSA) for authentication and authorization. The use of service accounts brings with it the overhead of service account password management. In […]

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