If you are interested in cloud computing or are thinking about migrating your applications to the cloud, you have certainly come across the question: what are AWS containers? Get all your questions answered on the Sky.One blog!

Those who are preparing a digital transformation have most likely asked themselves this question. Imagine you are on a traditional operating system, where you need the space to install and operate your infrastructure, as well as the teams to scale and manage virtual machines. In a cloud , you can opt for autoscaling based on instances, or migrate to containers, which are perfect for solutions that are being created now.

With this demand in mind, Amazon has created a cloud-based solution that allows you to package an application with all the libraries, dependencies and resources needed to facilitate deployment: AWS containers.

But what are AWS containers?

We can say that they are part of a cloud computing from Amazon Web Services (AWS), being compatible with Docker, which today is the main solution for developing and managing applications in containers. Its functionality is compatible with Linux and Windows , being adopted by companies of all sizes.

Containers let you run an application and its dependencies in resource-isolated processes, easily packaging code, configurations, and dependencies into basic, simple-to-use components, offering environmental consistency, operational efficiency, developer productivity, and version control.

AWS containers help ensure application deployment speed, reliability, and consistency regardless of the deployment environment, all coupled with the scalability, agility, and reliability that Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides.

Now that you know what AWS containers are , it's time to ask yourself: how can they make my business better?

3 advantages of using AWS containers

1. Operational efficiency

AWS containers can increase your company's operational efficiency, giving you a competitive advantage over the competition. ECS lets you specify the number of containers you need for your tasks, including CPU requirements, memory, and shared data volumes.

2. Performance at scale

By using containers on AWS, you can scale as much as you need. Starting with one or two containers, the solution allows thousands of containers to be opened or closed quickly, according to demand.

3. Load balancing

With AWS containers, you can build any type of containerized application: from long-running and microservices to batch jobs and machine learning applications. You can also migrate Linux or Windows to the cloud, running them as containerized applications using Amazon ECS.

4. More security

With Amazon ECS, you can launch your own containers and there is no sharing of cloud computing with other customers. You are allowed to use your own network ACLs and VPC security groups. These features provide a high degree of isolation and also allow you to use Amazon ECS to build highly reliable and secure applications.

Find out what AWS containers are inside the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

When you start deploying lots of containers for multiple applications, managing those groupings can quickly start to get complicated. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just focus on building applications and leave deployment, scheduling, configuration and cluster to a service that does it all?

Amazon also thought it would be a good idea and created ECS, or Amazon Elastic Container Service , a high-performance and scalable container management service that allows you to run and manage distributed applications.

Sky.Saver: Save up to 80% on your infrastructure spend on AWS

Understanding and adopting new infrastructure can be a big decision for your business to make. But, making it fit in the budget is the challenge, right? Thinking of people like you and companies like yours, we created Sky.Saver precisely to solve this dilemma.

The solution is simple: all the benefits of EC2 at the price of SPOT machines.

With the help of artificial intelligence, we created a dashboard where you can monitor your costs and savings in real time. Tested on millions of large enterprise instances, Sky.Saver is able to reduce your AWS infrastructure spend by up to 80%.

Want to stay in control of your success? Talk to one of our experts.

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For those already on AWS, one of the alternatives to reduce costs is to use SPOT instances in autoscaling . They are technically the same as on-demand instances, but with costs up to 80% lower.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.