New AWS services allow admins to run container technologies on-premises

New service makes ECS and EKS more portable

AWS re:Invent logo

Amazon announced four new container technologies this week that’ll make it easier for customers to run Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based container services in their data centers.

At the re:Invent conference, AWS rolled out services making its Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) more portable.

EKS is Amazon's service supporting the open-source Kubernetes engine. ECS provides extra functionality to integrate more deeply with AWS, including platform-specific cluster management, scheduling, and monitoring.

Until now, both services have focused on the AWS public cloud infrastructure. Customers who wanted a hybrid container solution needed to integrate Amazon's services with their own on-premises container engines.

With ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere, AWS brings its cloud-based container functionality to customers' data centers. ECS Anywhere gives them the same tooling and APIs in their data centers as they'll find in the AWS-based service, it said, meaning they don't have to manage things using their container orchestration setups.

The same goes for EKS Anywhere, which offers consistent EKS management tooling across AWS and on-premises domains, the company said. It uses the same EKS Distro version of Kubernetes that runs in the cloud-based EKS service.

Amazon launched AWS Proton, a new DevOps-focused service that helps developers create, deploy, and manage software pieced together from smaller units of container-based and serverless code. The service provides a dashboard showing all the deployed container and serverless technologies in a team's technology stack and enables them to update services on the fly. It will help teams apply best practices, such as CD/CD pipeline adoption, the company said.

Finally, Amazon unveiled Elastic Container Registry (ECR) Public, which is a version of its container registry service that allows developers to publish and share container images publicly. The previous version of ECR only allowed developers to share container images inside their organizations. 

ECR Public will include a gallery that lets people browse and search for public container images without signing into AWS. This puts it in direct competition with Docker Hub, which also allows developers to publish and share container images.

ECR Public and Proton are available now, while the Anywhere products will ship in the first half of next year.

Featured Resources

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation

Download now

Security best practices for PostgreSQL

Securing data with PostgreSQL

Download now

Transform your MSP business into a money-making machine

Benefits and challenges of a recurring revenue model

Download now

The care and feeding of cloud

How to support cloud infrastructure post-migration

Watch now

Recommended

Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud
compliance

Google adds new compliance and security certifications for Google Cloud

9 Apr 2021
Amazon supports proposed Biden tax hike
Policy & legislation

Amazon supports proposed Biden tax hike

7 Apr 2021
IBM’s public cloud for banking is now generally available
public cloud

IBM’s public cloud for banking is now generally available

7 Apr 2021
Verizon and AWS partner on private mobile edge computing
hybrid cloud

Verizon and AWS partner on private mobile edge computing

5 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages
data centres

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages

7 Apr 2021
Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace
hacking

Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace

8 Apr 2021
How to find RAM speed, size and type
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

8 Apr 2021