Dockerizing legacy applications with confd
This blog post is an excerpt of our book Rapid Docker on AWS. A legacy application typically uses files to read configuration parameters. But working with configuration files is cumbersome when building Docker images for the use with ECS (EC2 or Farga...Read more
How to dockerize your PHP application for AWS Fargate?
This blog post is an excerpt of our book Rapid Docker on AWS. The biggest game-changer for Docker on AWS was the announcement of AWS Fargate. Operating Docker containers could not be easier. With AWS Fargate, you launch Docker containers in the cloud...Read more
Three ways to run Docker on AWS
There are a bunch of different ways to run your containerized workloads on AWS. This blog post compares the three most important ways to run Docker on AWS: Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) with AWS Fargate Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kub...Read more
Fargate networking 101
Fargate runs Docker containers on AWS. ECS is responsible for orchestrating the containers that Fargate runs. If you are new to Fargate, I recommend you to read: ECS vs. Fargate: What’s the difference?. ECS and Fargate offer deep integration with other ...Read more
ECS vs. Fargate: What's the difference?
When discussing options to run Docker on AWS, I’m often asked about the differences between ECS and EKS or Kubernets. However, lately, a new question arises: What’s the difference between ECS and AWS Fargate? In this blog post, you get the answer. You a...Read more
Fargate is ready for prime time, and we share our CloudFormation templates
The recent AWS Fargate Price Reduction (up to 50%) is the last piece in the puzzle to call Fargate a reasonable choice for running Docker workloads on AWS. The CIO perspective is as simple as this: you provide the Docker image and scaling rules, Fargate...Read more
EKS vs. ECS: orchestrating containers on AWS
AWS announced Kubernetes-as-a-Service at re:Invent in November 2017: Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS). Since yesterday, EKS is generally available. I discussed ECS vs. Kubernetes before EKS was a thing. Therefore, I’d like to take a second...Read more
A simple way to manage log messages from containers: CloudWatch Logs
Gone are the days when administrators logged into their machines to access log files. Containers and virtual machines are launched and terminated dynamically to scale based on demand, to deploy new versions, or to recover from failure nowadays. Collecti...Read more
ECS vs. Kubernetes: same same but different
EC2 Container Service (ECS) and Kubernetes (K8s) are solving the same problem: managing containers across a cluster of hosts. The battle between ECS and Kubernetes reminds me of the editor war between vi and Emacs: heated discussions focusing on technic...Read more
AWS Velocity Series: Containerized ECS based app CI/CD pipeline
In the previous article, you learned how to use CloudFormation to describe a production-ready infrastructure for a containerized app running on ECS. In this article you will learn to: Automate the creation of a Docker image that contains the app Deploy...Read more
Incident Management for Slack
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