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Category: Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

Implementing CloudWatch-centric observability for Kubernetes-native developers in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

This post was written by Seth Dobson (Southwest Airlines), Paul Ramsey, and Sheetal Joshi. The solution presented in this blog shows how large enterprise organizations such as Southwest Airlines can implement an end-to-end, Amazon CloudWatch-centric observability solution for Kubernetes clusters running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) in a way that feels natural for […]

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Best practices for migrating self-hosted Prometheus on Amazon EKS to Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

With Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers adopting Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), we often see requests for information regarding best practices to follow when moving self-managed Prometheus on Amazon EKS to AMP. In this article, we’ll examine those best practices, with a focus on the five pillars […]

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Declarative provisioning of AWS resources with Spinnaker and Crossplane

This post was written by Steve Borrelli, Rob Clark, Manabu McCloskey, Vikrant Kahlir, and Nima Kaviani. In a previous blog post, we discussed how GitOps, declarative definition of infrastructure and application resources, and using technologies such as AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) and Crossplane have enabled DevOps engineers to reduce complexity and improve visibility into […]

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How to deploy Spinnaker Keel on Amazon EKS

Originally open sourced by Netflix in 2015, Spinnaker is a continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes rapidly and reliably. Spinnaker provides the flexibility to deploy applications on virtual machines running in the cloud or in your container platform of choice, such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon […]

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Pixie, Kubernetes observability without code changes

Gathering insights on Kubernetes applications, services, and network traffic with Pixie

We often hear from our Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) users that adopting an open source observability stack is a top priority for their organizations. That’s why we are excited about Pixie, an Extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) powered, open source, observability platform for Kubernetes. New Relic is in the process of contributing Pixie […]

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Open source mobile core network implementation on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

As introduced in Amazon Web Services (AWS) whitepapers, Carrier-grade Mobile Packet Core Network on AWS and 5G Network Evolution with AWS, implementing 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G Core (5GC) on AWS can bring a significant value and benefit, such as scalability, flexibility, and programmable orchestration, as well as automation of the underlying infrastructure layer. This […]

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Integrating EC2 macOS workers with EKS and GitLab

At our annual re:Invent conference in December 2020 we announced an all new macOS-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. This new instance allows developers to build, test, and package their applications for all Apple platforms, such as macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Customers have been asking us for ways to integrate their […]

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Migrating X-Ray tracing to AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In the context of containerized microservices, we face the challenge of being able to tell where along the request path things happen and efficiently drill into signals. As a developer, you don’t want to fly blind and one popular way to provide these insights is distributed tracing. In this post we walk through migrating a […]

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Integrating EC2 macOS workers with EKS and Jenkins

Kicking off re:Invent 2020, VP of EC2 at AWS, Dave Brown, introduced an all new Amazon EC2 Mac instance. This new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance allows developers to build, test, package, and sign Xcode applications for the Apple platforms including macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Safari. One common question I hear from […]

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How Falco uses Prow on AWS for open source testing

This post was co-written with Leo Di Donato, an open source software engineer at Sysdig in the Office of the CTO. Kubernetes has seen massive growth in the past few years. However, with all growth comes growing pains, and CI/CD has brought a few interesting problems to the space, especially for the open source community. […]

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