AWS Compute Blog

Longer Resource IDs in 2018 for Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon VPC

This post contributed by Laura Thomson, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2. As you start planning for the new year, I want to give you a heads up that Amazon EC2 is migrating to longer format, 17-character resource IDs. Instances and volumes currently already receive this ID format. Beginning in July 2018, all newly created […]

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Managing AWS Lambda Function Concurrency

One of the key benefits of serverless applications is the ease in which they can scale to meet traffic demands or requests, with little to no need for capacity planning. In AWS Lambda, which is the core of the serverless platform at AWS, the unit of scale is a concurrent execution. This refers to the […]

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Running Windows Containers on Amazon ECS

This post was developed and written by Jeremy Cowan, Thomas Fuller, Samuel Karp, and Akram Chetibi. — Containers have revolutionized the way that developers build, package, deploy, and run applications. Initially, containers only supported code and tooling for Linux applications. With the release of Docker Engine for Windows Server 2016, Windows developers have started to […]

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The re:Invent 2017 Containers After-party Guide

Feeling uncontainable? re:Invent 2017 might be over, but the containers party doesn’t have to stop. Here are some ways you can keep learning about containers on AWS. Learn about containers in Austin and New York Come join AWS this week at KubeCon in Austin, Texas! We’ll be sharing best practices for running Kubernetes on AWS […]

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Implementing Dynamic ETL Pipelines Using AWS Step Functions

This post contributed by: Wangechi Dole, AWS Solutions Architect Milan Krasnansky, ING, Digital Solutions Developer, SGK Rian Mookencherry, Director – Product Innovation, SGK Data processing and transformation is a common use case you see in our customer case studies and success stories. Often, customers deal with complex data from a variety of sources that needs […]

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Implementing Canary Deployments of AWS Lambda Functions with Alias Traffic Shifting

This post courtesy of Ryan Green, Software Development Engineer, AWS Serverless The concepts of blue/green and canary deployments have been around for a while now and have been well-established as best-practices for reducing the risk of software deployments. In a traditional, horizontally scaled application, copies of the application code are deployed to multiple nodes (instances, […]

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AWS Fargate: A Product Overview

It was just about three years ago that AWS announced Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), to run and manage containers at scale on AWS. With Amazon ECS, you’ve been able to run your workloads at high scale and availability without having to worry about running your own cluster management and container orchestration software. Today, […]

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Simplify Your Pub/Sub Messaging with Amazon SNS Message Filtering

Contributed by: Stephen Liedig, Senior Solutions Architect, ANZ Public Sector, and Otavio Ferreira, Manager, Amazon Simple Notification Service Want to make your cloud-native applications scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available? Recently, we wrote a couple of posts about using AWS messaging services Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS to address messaging patterns for loosely coupled communication between highly cohesive components. For […]

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Serverless Automated Cost Controls, Part1

This post courtesy of Shankar Ramachandran, Pubali Sen, and George Mao In line with AWS’s continual efforts to reduce costs for customers, this series focuses on how customers can build serverless automated cost controls. This post provides an architecture blueprint and a sample implementation to prevent budget overruns. This solution uses the following AWS products: […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Guide to All Things Containers

Contributed by Tiffany Jernigan, Developer Advocate for Amazon ECS Get ready for takeoff! We made sure that this year’s re:Invent is chock-full of containers: there are over 40 sessions! New to containers? No problem, we have several introductory sessions for you to dip your toes. Been using containers for years and know the ins and outs? […]

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