This page gathers resources about how to choose a container environment on AWS. AWS offers two fully managed control planes to choose between: Amazon ECS and Amazon EKS. In order to run containers on AWS you need an underlying pool of resources that the control plane can use to launch your containers. There are two options for doing this: Amazon ECS Container Instances or AWS Fargate, which is a service for running containers without needing to manage the underlying infrastructure.
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  • Amazon Elastic Container ServiceAmazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, fast, container management service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage Docker containers on a cluster. This page gathers resources about how to set up and run container images on Amazon EC2 Container Service.
  • AWS FargateAWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS that allows to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers. This removes the need to choose server types, decide when to scale clusters, or optimize cluster packing. This page gathers resources about the advantages and key features of AWS Fargate.
  • Amazon EKSAmazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes Guide on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes clusters.

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