At AWS re:Invent, AWS has announced four new container capabilities to help customers develop, deploy, and scale modern applications.

AWS is now making it even easier to provision, deploy, and manage container applications. It is doing this by enabling customers to run Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) in their own data centers.

Amazon ECS Anywhere provides customers with consistent tooling and APIs for all container-based applications, and the same Amazon ECS experience for cluster management, workload scheduling, and monitoring both in the cloud and in their own data centers.

With Amazon ECS Anywhere, customers no longer need to run, update, or maintain their own container orchestrators on-premises, making it easier to move their containers to the cloud and manage their hybrid environment.

With Amazon EKS Anywhere, customers can now run Kubernetes in their own data centers and in the cloud using the same consistent Amazon EKS experience.

Amazon EKS Anywhere works on any infrastructure (bare metal, VMware vSphere, or cloud virtual machines) and provides customers with Kubernetes management tooling optimized to simplify cluster installation with default configurations for OS, container registry, logging, monitoring, networking, and storage.

Amazon EKS Anywhere uses Amazon EKS Distro, the same Kubernetes distribution deployed by Amazon EKS, allowing customers to easily create clusters consistent with Amazon EKS best practices like the latest software updates and extended security patches.

Amazon ECS Anywhere and Amazon EKS Anywhere will be available in the first half of 2021.

The company has also announced AWS Proton, a new application management service that makes it simpler to provision, deploy, and monitor applications when the unit of compute is small and dynamic, like with container and serverless.

Moreover, Amazon ECR has now added a public registry for developers to store, manage, share, and deploy container images for anyone to discover and download. Customers can use Amazon ECR Public to host both their private and public container images, eliminating the need to use public websites and registries.

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