Amazon upgrades container services to keep up with Google, Docker

Amazon created its ECS (EC2 Container Service) system for launching Docker containers directly in EC2 for two reasons. First, to bring a new feature to its user base, but also to take on competitors like Google’s Container Engine.

That dynamic hasn’t changed much. Since the initial release, Amazon has ushered forth a new wave of ECS features focused on deployment, management, and configuration. The upgrades result from demands by Amazon’s users — and possibly pressure from third-party container management offerings that run on AWS.

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