AWS Marries Fargate to Kubernetes

MIKE VIZARD | December 3, 2019

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) today at its re:Invent 2019 conference announced it is making available an instance of its Fargate managed serverless computing service for containers on top of the distribution of Kubernetes it manages on behalf of customers. AWS now offers no fewer than four separate container services, including an existing Fargate service, an Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), a managed Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and AWS Fargate for EKS. Of course, many IT organizations are deploying containers on AWS without any help from AWS. In fact, AWS CEO Andy Jassy told conference attendees 81% of all containers in the cloud run in AWS and 84% of all Kubernetes in the cloud run on AWS. In addition, Jassy noted 40% of all new AWS customers deploying containers are getting started with the existing Fargate service.

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