Update: On January 11, 2022, AWS announced the ability to launch Microsoft Windows Server instances up to 65% faster on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Customers can flag any Amazon Machine Image (AMI) running Microsoft Windows Server to launch faster. Once flagged, every instance launched from the AMI will automatically launch faster. This is an […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This blog post is deprecated and the solution is no longer valid. Please refer to the new solution that uses CSI Driver posted in the following blog post: Using SMB CSI Driver on Amazon EKS Windows nodes. Recently, we published a blog post on using Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage for […]
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 […]
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 […]