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AWS Cloud Map: Easily create and maintain custom maps of your applications

Companies are increasingly building their applications as microservices (many separate services that each do a single job). Microservices often allow companies to iterate and deploy more quickly. Many of these microservice-based modern…
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Get Started with Blockchain Using the new AWS Blockchain Templates

Many of today’s discussions around blockchain technology remind me of the classic Shimmer Floor Wax skit. According to Dan Aykroyd, Shimmer is a dessert topping. Gilda Radner claims that it is a floor wax, and Chevy Chase settles the debate…
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Amazon ECS Service Discovery

Amazon ECS now includes integrated service discovery. This makes it possible for an ECS service to automatically register itself with a predictable and friendly DNS name in Amazon Route 53. As your services scale up or down in response to load…
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New AWS Auto Scaling – Unified Scaling For Your Cloud Applications

I’ve been talking about scalability for servers and other cloud resources for a very long time! Back in 2006, I wrote “This is the new world of scalable, on-demand web services. Pay for what you need and use, and not a byte more.”…
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Amazon Linux 2 – Modern, Stable, and Enterprise-Friendly

I’m getting ready to wrap up my work for the year, cleaning up my inbox and catching up on a few recent AWS launches that happened at and shortly after AWS re:Invent.Last week we launched Amazon Linux 2. This is modern version of Linux,…
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Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes

My colleague Deepak Singh has a lot to say about containers!— Jeff; We have a lot of AWS customers who run Kubernetes on AWS. In fact, according to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, 63% of Kubernetes workloads run on AWS. While AWS…
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Introducing AWS Fargate – Run Containers without Managing Infrastructure

Containers are a powerful way for developers to develop, package, and deploy their applications. At AWS we have over a hundred thousand active ECS clusters and hundreds of millions of new containers started each week. That’s 400+%…