Introducing the Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat OpenShift

Increasing business demands are driving the need for automation to support rapid, yet stable and reliable deployments of applications and supporting infrastructure.  Kubernetes and cloud-native tools have quickly emerged as the enabling technologies essential for organizations to build the scalable open hybrid cloud solutions of tomorrow. This is why Red Hat has developed the Red Read more about Introducing the Ansible Content Collection for Red Hat OpenShift[…]

Lightsail Containers: An Easy Way to Run your Containers in the Cloud

When I am delivering an introduction to the AWS Cloud for developers, I usually spend a bit of time to mention and to demonstrate Amazon Lightsail. It is by far the easiest way to get started on AWS. It allows you to get your application running on your own virtual server in a matter of Read more about Lightsail Containers: An Easy Way to Run your Containers in the Cloud[…]

Developing and Testing Ansible Roles with Molecule and Podman – Part 2

Molecule is a complete testing framework that helps you develop and test Ansible roles, which allows you to focus on role content instead of focusing on managing testing infrastructure. In the first part of this series, we’ve successfully installed, configured and used Molecule to set up new testing instances. Now that the instances are running, Read more about Developing and Testing Ansible Roles with Molecule and Podman – Part 2[…]

Amazon ECS Now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances

As machine learning and deep learning models become more sophisticated, hardware acceleration is increasingly required to deliver fast predictions at high throughput. Today, we’re very happy to announce that AWS customers can now use the Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances on Amazon ECS, for high performance and the lowest prediction cost in the cloud. For a Read more about Amazon ECS Now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances[…]

AWS App2Container – A New Containerizing Tool for Java and .NET Applications

Our customers are increasingly developing their new applications with containers and serverless technologies, and are using modern continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) tools to automate the software delivery life cycle. They also maintain a large number of existing applications that are built and managed manually or using legacy systems. Maintaining these two sets of applications Read more about AWS App2Container – A New Containerizing Tool for Java and .NET Applications[…]

Amazon Elastic Container Service now supports Amazon EFS file systems

It has only been five years since Jeff wrote on this blog about the launch of the Amazon Elastic Container Service. I remember reading that post and thinking how exotic and unusual containers sounded. Fast forward just five years, and containers are an everyday part of most developers lives, but whilst customers are increasingly adopting Read more about Amazon Elastic Container Service now supports Amazon EFS file systems[…]

Bottlerocket – Open Source OS for Container Hosting

It is safe to say that our industry has decided that containers are now the chosen way to package and scale applications. Our customers are making great use of Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS, with over 80% of all cloud-based containers running on AWS. Container-based environments lend themselves to easy scale-out, and customers can run Read more about Bottlerocket – Open Source OS for Container Hosting[…]

AWS ECS Cluster Auto Scaling is Now Generally Available

Today, we have launched AWS ECS Cluster Auto Scaling. This new capability improves your cluster scaling experience by increasing the speed and reliability of cluster scale-out, giving you control over the amount of spare capacity maintained in your cluster, and automatically managing instance termination on cluster scale-in. To enable ECS Cluster Auto Scaling, you will need Read more about AWS ECS Cluster Auto Scaling is Now Generally Available[…]

Improving Containers by Listening to Customers

At AWS, we build our product roadmap based upon feedback from our customers. The following three new features have all come about because customers have asked us to solve specific issues they have face when building and operating sophisticated container-based applications. Managed Node Groups for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Our customers have told us that they Read more about Improving Containers by Listening to Customers[…]

EventBridge Support in Amazon Elastic Container Registry

Many of our customers require a secure and private place to store their container images, and that’s why they use our fully managed container registry Amazon Elastic Container Registry. We recently added support for Amazon EventBridge so that you can trigger actions when images are pushed or deleted. These actions can trigger a continuous integration, continuous Read more about EventBridge Support in Amazon Elastic Container Registry[…]