AWS ECS – EC2 Container Service


ECS Deployment Unit – Containers

It is container management service that supports  Docker containers.

  • You provision and scale the server capacity and manage the utilization and availability.
  • AWS manages the fault tolerance of the application.
  • AWS manages cluster state and container deployment..

EC2 container service

  • It is highly scalable and highly managed container service.
  • It supports docker containers that allows you to run applications on a managed cluster of EC2 instances.
  • With API calls , you can launch and stop dockor enabled applications , query the complete state of your cluster and access many familiar features like security groups, elastic load balancing, EBS volumes and IAM roles.
  • There is no additional charge for Amazon EC2 container service , you pay for AWS resources (EC2 instances or EBS volumes).

ECS – Common Use Cases

  • Web applications
  • Microservices
  • Batch jobs
  • Docker workloads


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