When Amazon’s Elastic Container Service (ECS) first launched in 2014, it enabled an easy and convenient way of deploying and scheduling containers in the AWS ecosystem. Back then, you would run a set of EC2 instances, and ECS would deploy containers to instances based on the size, resources, and placement requirements you specified.
In our previous post, we deployed our CMS app on AWS instead of Netlify. We couldn’t use Netlify’s Identity Service, which manages GitHub access to Netlify CMS, because we deployed on AWS. As a result, we needed to implement an external OAuth Server.
We used Netlify’s Go example to deploy on ECS Fargate and configure the domain and certificate. To deploy the application on Fargate, we used a Typescript Pulumi project. This is a polyglot application where the OAuth server is implemented in Go and the infrastructure is deployed with Typescript. We’ll show how we accomplished the deployment.
Meet Vova Ivanov—one of the Pulumi summer interns. He’ll be writing about his experiences learning Pulumi while modernizing a web app and its underlying infrastructure.
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud ecosystem is large and vibrant, so vast and vibrant that at times, it can be challenging to know where best to start! In the case of containers, Abby Fuller tweeted a descriptive summary about using AWS container services.
Amazon offers multiple solutions for running containers in AWS, through its managed Elastic Container Service (ECS). This includes three major approaches: ECS managed automatically with Fargate, ECS backed by EC2 instances, and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), delivering the full power of Kubernetes. It's not always easy to choose between these, so in this article we provide some basic guidance on the tradeoffs you'll encounter when choosing.