AWS Containers – ECS, Fargate, and EKS

Those of you who have perused my blog last year (or talked to me in person) know that I’m pretty stoked about containers.  I think they are very cool conceptually and can bring a lot of value to streamlining the development process.

AWS has several options for containers and I wanted to do a VERY high level run through these to distinguish them a bit and maybe whet your appetite to dive into them a little more.

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VMworld 2017 – PKS: Pivotal Container Services

The big announcement during the 2nd general session at VMworld was around Pivotal Container Services, or PKS, which is an on-prem, managed kubernetes offering.  PKS is targeted at customers who want a private kubernetes environment, operated at scale, and enterprise grade (meaning manageable, upgradeable, etc.).

I wanted to provide some context around several things that I think a lot of people aren’t aware of.  I’m going to try to define all the acronyms as well, as this gets confusing fast.  Give it a couple of reads if you have to! Continue reading