Amazon Elastic Container Service
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a scalable and highly available container management service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It allows developers to run and manage Docker containers on a cluster of virtual machines that are hosted on the AWS cloud.
Amazon ECS can help businesses to achieve greater scalability, flexibility, and cost efficiency in their container-based applications. By using ECS, developers can easily deploy and manage containerised applications, automatically scale capacity up or down based on demand, and integrate with other AWS services such as Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and more.
D55 are an Amazon ECS delivery specialist and can provide guidance on the best practices for configuring and deploying containers on ECS, help you optimise the performance and scalability of your applications, and provide ongoing support and monitoring services to ensure that your container environment is always up and running smoothly. Additionally, a D55 can help you integrate Amazon ECS with other AWS services and provide expertise in security, compliance, and governance.
Amazon ECS provides automatic scaling of your containerised applications based on demand. This means that you can easily add or remove containers to match the traffic or workload of your application without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.
Amazon ECS is designed for high availability, with the ability to run containers across multiple Availability Zones within a region, providing redundancy and fault tolerance.
Integration with AWS
Amazon ECS is tightly integrated with other AWS services, such as Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and more. This allows you to build highly scalable and fault-tolerant container-based applications using a variety of AWS services.
D55 worked with Ensek to containerise part of their billing process to ensure a highly available and scalable workload for producing invoices.
D55 collaborated with OnGen to upgrade and containerise their existing applications and host them in ECS behind Elastic Load Balancers in auto-scaling groups to provide resilient and highly-available web applications written in .net 6.