Hello friends, I'm Jessica!
Hi friends! My name is Jessica Deen and I’m currently a Principal Developer Advocate at AWS focusing on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). Prior to joining AWS, I worked for Microsoft in a variety of capacitities for over a decade.
Meet Jessica Deen, developer advocate at AWS
EC2 or AWS Fargate?
There are two main compute options for running containers with Amazon Elastic Container Service:
EC2 (Deploy and manage your own cluster of self managed virtual machine instances that can each run one or more containers) AWS Fargate (Run containers directly, without any virtual machines to think about) Both are completely valid techniques for operating your containers in a scalable and reliable fashion.
Comparison of Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate across pricing, performance, and administrative overhead, with examples of best fits for each compute option.
Why should I use an orchestrator like Amazon ECS or Kubernetes?
If you work in software development for the cloud you have probably heard of infrastructure orchestrators such as Kubernetes, Amazon Elastic Container Service, or Hashicorp Nomad.
Does container orchestration make it easier to manage your application, or does it make it harder?