AWS Containers and Best Practices

✍ Do you know AWS Containers?

✍ Containers provide a specified path to package the piece of your software with libraries, dependencies, and configuration files.

🔥 Containers share an operating system installed on the server and run as resource-isolated processes, ensuring quick, reliable, and consistent deployments, regardless of environment.

AWS Containers is a set of services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for deploying, running, and managing containerized applications. These services include Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), and AWS Fargate, which allows users to easily run and scale containerized applications in the AWS cloud without the need to manage the underlying infrastructure. These services provide features such as automatic scaling, load balancing, and service discovery, making it easy to deploy and manage containerized applications at scale.

✍ Fact of AWS Containers

80 AZ and 25 RAWS container services run on an across-the-board global infrastructure with over 80 Availability Zones (AZ) across 25 Regions. 🌩️

210 ☞ AWS provides powerful security isolation between your containers. It offers over 210 security and compliance services. 🛡️

80% ☞ Approximately 4 out of 5 of all containerized applications running in the cloud run on AWS. 🎰

150% ☞ year over year growth of AWS containers services 🎛️

100m ☞ 3X Fargate usage growth in one year, 100 million tasks running every week, Wow. 🪄

10x Growth ☞ 10X Amazon EKS usage growth in one year 💡

Around 30 Billion+ ☞ the monthly image pulls using Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) 🔈

AWS Containers Options

✍ AWS Containers have a lot of options in container services. I have listed those subcategories and their services.

  • ✅ Container orchestration

    • ✳ Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)

    • ✳ Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

  • ✅ Compute options

    • ✳ AWS Fargate

    • ✳ Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

    • ✳ Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

  • ✅ Tools & services with containers support

    • ✳ AWS Copilot

    • ✳ Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)

    • ✳ AWS App Mesh

    • ✳ AWS Cloud Map

    • ✳ AWS Lambda

    • ✳ AWS App Runner

    • ✳ Amazon Lightsail

    • ✳ AWS App2Container

  • ✅ On-premises

    • ✳ Amazon ECS Anywhere

    • ✳ Amazon EKS Anywhere

  • ✅ Enterprise-scale container management

    • ✳ AWS Proton

    • ✳ Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)

  • ✅ Open-source

    • ✳ Amazon EKS Distro

    • ✳ AWS App2Container

Best practices of AWS Containers

Here are some best practices for using AWS Containers:

  1. Use a microservices architecture: Break down your application into smaller, independent services that can be deployed and scaled separately. This will make it easier to manage and update your application.

  2. Use an automated build and deployment pipeline: Automate the process of building and deploying your application to reduce the risk of errors and speed up the deployment process.

  3. Use a container orchestration service: Use a service such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) to automate the scaling, provisioning, and management of your containers.

  4. Use service discovery: Use a service such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) to automatically discover and connect to other services in your application.

  5. Use monitoring and logging: Use AWS CloudWatch to monitor your application and troubleshoot any issues that arise. Use a logging service such as Amazon CloudWatch Logs to store and access your application logs.

  6. Secure your containers: Use network isolation and security groups to control access to your containers. Use Amazon Elastic Container Registry to store and manage your container images securely.

  7. Keep your containers updated: Regularly update your container images to ensure that you are running the latest version of your application and that any security vulnerabilities are patched.

  8. Use AWS Fargate: AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for containers that eliminates the need for you to provision and manage the infrastructure that your containers run on. This makes it easy to scale and deploy your containerized applications.

  9. These are some of the best practices that you can follow to ensure that your containerized applications run smoothly and securely on AWS.


📂 Most of the other cloud platforms also ( 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱, 𝗔𝘇𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗱 ) provide container services.


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