AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Wrap-Up

The Day 2 at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas saw on stage Verner Vogels, CTO, in a keynote mostly focused on devs.

Two the key announcements:

  • Amazon EC2 Container Service: riding the momentum for application containerization unleashed from Docker, Amazon releases its own container management service. Using ECS-enabled AMIs or installing the Docker daemon and the ECS Agent on a Linux AMI, customers will be able to create and manage clusters of containers and use the associated Scheduler to manage the resources. The service is already available as a preview and there are no extra charge in addition to the used resources.

  • AWS Lambda: probably the most innovative announcement made during this re:Invent, is a “Compute-aaS” that runs customers code and automatically provides resources in response to events. Now limited to Node.js and billed in units of 100 milliseconds will be provided in a free tier that includes 1 million free requests per month and up to 3.2 million seconds of compute time. Lambda is available today in preview form in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

You can sign up for Amazon EC2 Container Service preview at this link and you can register for AWS Lambda preview at this link.