Amazon Web Services Introduces Load Balancing for Containers


Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it now delivers application load balancing for containers.

The load balancing news comes as part of AWS’s move to make it easer for its customers to use containers. To do that, it’s in the process of integrating capabilities of its Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) platform into its ECS  — Amazon’s system that allows customers to run containerized applications.

As of last week, ECS now supports an application load balancer that operates at the application layer and allows users to define content-based routing rules. The new application load balancer includes two features to simplify running microservices on ECS: dynamic ports and the ability for multiple services to share a single load balancer.

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