Category: Microservices

Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

In this blog post, you’ll see an example of Application Auto Scaling for the Amazon ECS (EC2 Container Service). Automatic scaling of the container instances in your ECS cluster has been a feature for quite some time, but until recently you were not able to scale the tasks in your ECS service with built-in technology from AWS. In May of 2016, Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS was … Continue reading Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Stelligent Bookclub: “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman

Posted on August 2, 2016 by Harlen Bains | Leave a comment

At Stelligent, we put a strong focus on education and so I wanted to share some books that have been popular within our team. Today we explore the world of microservices with “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman. Microservices are an approach to distributed systems that promotes the use of small independent services within a software … Continue reading Stelligent Bookclub: “Building Microservices” by Sam Newman

Automating ECS: Orchestrating in CodePipeline and CloudFormation (Part 2)

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Paul Duvall | 7 Comments

In this second and last part of this two-part series, I will demonstrate how to create a deployment pipeline in AWS CodePipeline to deploy changes to ECS images. In doing this, you’ll see not only how you can automate the creation of the infrastructure but also automating the deployment of the application and its infrastructure via Docker containers. This way you can commit infrastructure, application and deployment changes as code to your version-control repository and have these changes automatically deployed to production or production-like environments.