AWS re:Invent 2016: Running Microservices on Amazon ECS (CON309)

Published on Dec 02, 2016

Running and managing large scale applications with microservices architectures is hard and often requires operating complex container management infrastructure. Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. In this session, we will walk through a number of patterns used by our customers to run their microservices platforms. We will dive deep into some of the challenges of running microservices, such as load balancing, service discovery, and secrets management, and we’ll see how Amazon ECS can help address them. We'll also hear from Instacart how they use a blue/green deployment process to deploy services to ECS and how they manage configuration with a RDS-based metadata service.