Amazon ECS Anywhere Launches to Make Container Management Easier

Six months after its debut at the 2020 reInvent conference, the new Amazon Elastic Container Service is now generally available.
Amazon ECS Anywhere allows customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), to manage containers in their own datacenters. The service is designed to allow customers to manage and run containers on-premises in today’s hybrid environments.
In a blog post, Channy Yun, AWS’ principal developer advocate, stated that ECS Anywhere allows you to run and manage containers on any customer managed infrastructure using the same cloud-based container orchestration service. You no longer need to prepare for, run, update, maintain, or maintain your container orchestrators on your premises. This makes it easier to manage your hybrid environment, and leverage the cloud to your infrastructure, by simply installing agents.
Amazon ECS Anywhere users can manage containerized apps using the same APIs as the Amazon ECS orchestration product. Customers can monitor, schedule workloads, and manage clusters from one control panel for all their containerized applications, regardless of whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.
Yun stated that container workloads can be run on your own hardware, maintaining lower latency and cost, as well as in the cloud, using a single consistent container orchestrator.
AWS has also developed a small number of partners who have developed services that extend Amazon ECS Anywhere. There are currently 20 vendors on the Amazon ECS Anywhere Partners Page, offering services that span DevOps and security monitoring, as well as consulting.
You can find more information about Amazon ECS Anywhere including pricing and availability in your region.

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