Category: Containers

Harnessing Karpenter: Transitioning Kafka to Amazon EKS with AWS solutions

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How Thomson Reuters achieved 5X operational efficiency and 30% cost optimization with Plexus on Amazon EKS

Introduction In today’s dynamic business landscape, operational efficiency and cost optimization are two critical ingredients for a successful business outcome. This is especially true for companies navigating through digital transformation. In 2020, Thomson Reuters (TR), a leader at the intersection of content and technology with trusted data, committed to a cloud-first strategy with Amazon Web […]

Accelerating development feedback loops with AWS CDK hotswap deployments for Amazon ECS

Introduction Culture Amp is an employee experience platform that provides the insights into employee engagement, performance, and development that organizations need to build a category-defining culture. Culture Amp’s mission is to create a better world of work. Developer feedback loops An efficient developer feedback loop is a critical part of an effective development process – […]

Announcing software version consistency for Amazon ECS services

Introduction Container image tags offer a user-friendly way to manage and keep track of different versions of container images. However, they also present a security risk to organizations due to their mutable nature. Without protections in place, a container image tag can be changed in a container image repository to point to a different container […]

Patterns for TargetGroupBinding with AWS Load Balancer Controller

Although provisioning load balancers directly from clusters has been the Kubernetes native method for exposing services, in some cases this creates a provisioning process that doesn’t align with the architecture of the applications. Therefore, there’s a need to have another mechanism for it. For those use-cases, which we describe in this post, provides the functionality […]

Proactive scaling of Amazon ECS services using Amazon ECS Service Connect Metrics

Introduction This post discusses Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Service Connect, a capability that provides a secure and scalable way to connect different Amazon ECS service deployments. This enables seamless communication between micro-services while reducing the operational overhead. It provides features such as service discovery, load balancing, and network traffic metrics. This post primarily […]

Host the Whisper Model with Streaming Mode on Amazon EKS and Ray Serve

OpenAI Whisper is a pre-trained model for automatic speech recognition (ASR) and speech translation. It has demonstrated strong ASR performance across various languages, including the ability to transcribe speech in multiple languages and translate them into English. The Whisper model is open-sourced under the Apache 2.0 license, making it accessible for developers to build useful […]

How Freddie Mac used Amazon EKS to modernize their platform and migrate applications

Introduction Freddie Mac has a mission to provide a stable US housing Market. Freddie Mac identified the need for faster application delivery, scalable performance, increased resiliency, and cost optimization of their existing application portfolio. To achieve their mission goals, Freddie Mac undertook a migration from on-premises Kubernetes to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). As […]

Deploying Karpenter Nodes with Multus on Amazon EKS

Container based Telco workloads use Multus CNI primarily for traffic or network segmentation. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) supports Multus CNI enabling users to attach multiple network interfaces, apply advanced network configuration and segmentation to Kubernetes-based applications running on AWS. One of the many benefits of running applications on AWS is resource elasticity (scaling out and scaling […]

Ensuring fair bandwidth allocation for Amazon EKS Workloads

Independent Service Vendor (ISV) users often offer their end-user solutions hosted on a multi-tenant architecture to reduce cost and operational management. However, this approach can lead Kubernetes clusters to resource exhaustion or network starvation issues that impact neighboring workloads. By default, Kubernetes provides capabilities to enforce resource availability such as CPU and memory to prevent […]