back to article EXPOSED: Amazon's cloudy Docker-friendly EC2 Container Service

Amazon stoked the fires of Linux container fever on Thursday with the introduction of its new EC2 Container Service for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. But what's the real benefit of ECS and how does it work? There's no need to ask who ECS's intended audience is. At the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, …

  1. zootle

    What Solaris admins have been doing for a decade or so...

    It never ceases to amaze me how much fuss is made in the tech press each time Linux adopts another piece Solaris technology. Those of us who manage Solaris based infrastructure have been using single service zones for nigh on a decade....

  2. The Storage Alchemist

    The Flexibility and Ease of Use of Docker

    Also at Amazon re:Invent there were two other interesting announcements and discussions.

    First, NetApp announced their Cloud ONTAP being the first storage provider to provide a true software defined storage play into the cloud. Additionally, Catalogic Software announced their ECX product (, in a Docker container, that manages NetApp data both on prem and in the cloud. This too is a first for data management software technology. What is interesting here is it took Catalogic 48 hrs to 'port' its technology to a Docker instance, load it in the cloud, test it with NetApp's Cloud ONTAP and have it running. Impressive. It says a lot about the Docker technology to be able to do stuff like this and helps IT move now "at the speed of business".

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