Scaling AWS ECS services with Alarms, Target tracking & CloudFormation

The topic of ECS autoscaling is a vast area of heated discussions and broken dreams.

Stan Yudin

Jenkins as a Service

Code all the way down.

An introduction to deploying an autoscaled Jenkins cluster on AWS ECS using code all the way down.

Steve Mactaggart

Is the EC2 Container Service a bad idea?

The reasons for and against Amazon's EC2 container service for deploying docker containers

The container revolutionaries call upon you! Are you ready to beg forgiveness for your sins of monolithic architecture and pay homage at the Church of 12 Factors? // No doubt you – like so many others before you – have endured the experience of being cornered by a zealot of the new world order. He is determined to make you see the light, and understand that containerisation is the future, and all ye who resist shall suffer the perpetual horrors of vertical scaling and, gasp, eternal re-architecture for multiple platforms.// Okay, I might be being a wee bit dramatic here. But you see, I too am a convert. I too carry around a copy of the Mesos white paper and dream of the swarm.

Michael Richardson