Arc Publishing is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enables any media company to take advantage of the scalable, flexible publishing platform The Washington Post built for its own newsroom. Arc is built as containerized microservices running on AWS. Docker containers and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) were critical in enabling The Washington Post to expand Arc into a multi-tenant architecture, scale rapidly, and increase the speed of development.

Today, Arc Publishing supports more than 100 microservices composed of more than 3,000 containers running on more than 150 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Utilizing a custom development platform, also built on AWS, Arc Publishing completes more than 50 deployments per day.

How The Washington Post Built the Arc Publishing Platform Using Amazon ECS (3:54)

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