April 19, 2017

The Evolution of Container Usage at Netflix

Containers are already adding value to our proven globally available cloud platform based on Amazon EC2 virtual machines.  We’ve shared pieces of Netflix’s container story in the past (video, slides), but this blog post will discuss containers at Netflix in depth.  As part of this story, we will cover Titus: Netflix’s infrastructural foundation for container based applications.  Titus provides Netflix scale cluster and resource management as well as container execution with deep Amazon EC2 integration and common Netflix infrastructure enablement.

This month marks two major milestones for containers at Netflix.  First, we have achieved a new level of scale, crossing one million containers launched per week.  Second, Titus now supports services that are part of our streaming service customer experience.  We will dive deeper into what we have done with Docker containers as well as what makes our container runtime unique.

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