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Amazon launches Docker-supporting container management platform EC2 Container Service
November 13, 2014
The Amazon EC2 Container Service (or ECS for short) was announced at the AWS re:Invent 2014 conference by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and Docker CEO Ben Golub. Amazon describes this platform as a "highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run distributed applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances."
There is no additional charge for Amazon EC2 Container Service, users just need to pay for the EC2 instances it uses. Users can further extend the service with Mesos.
With this Docker support in Amazon Web Services, Amazon is following the trends set by Google and Microsoft. Google is adding Docker capabilities to the Google Cloud Platform (Kubernetes and Google Container Engine), while Microsoft is adding more Docker support to Microsoft Azure.
Image credit: screenshot of the AWS re:Invent 2014 stream.