Amazon ECS Anywhere is expected to give customers the ability to run Amazon ECS on any infrastructure using the same cloud-based, fully managed, scalable container orchestration service and control plane they use in AWS. In addition, the new ECS Anywhere is to provide customers with tooling and APIs for all container-based applications, and the same Amazon ECS experience for cluster management, workload scheduling, and monitoring in the cloud and in their own data centers and edge environments via a common control plane.
“Customers have told us that while they need to run containers on their own infrastructure, they don’t want the hassle of operating their own cluster management software. They love the simplicity of Amazon ECS, the fact that it just works, and want the same reliability, scalability, and security of Amazon ECS wherever they run their applications,” said Deepak Singh, VP, Compute Services at AWS.
“With Amazon ECS Anywhere we are proud to provide our customers exactly what they’ve asked for—a single service and control plane to manage their container deployments across AWS Regions, AWS Outposts, AWS Wavelength, AWS Local Zones, and customer-owned infrastructure, both in their data centers and at edge locations. Nothing else in the industry does that.”
As announced, Amazon ECS Anywhere will provide a fully managed container orchestration service with no upfront fees or commitments – customers are to only pay for the container instances they run. Furthermore, the Amazon ECS Anywhere is said to be available in US East, US West, Canada (Central), South America, Europe, Middle East as well as AWS Africa and Asia Pacific with availability in additional regions coming soon.