What is AWS Fargate

What is AWS Fargate?

AWS Fargate

The Fargate is a serverless compute engine for containers that work with both the Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

Fargate removes the need to manage and provision a server and lets you specify and pay for resources, and improves security through application isolation.


What is the difference between Fargate and EC2?

There are two major models for running your containers on Amazon Web Services.

  1. EC2 – Deploy and manage your own cluster of EC2 instances for running the containers.
  2. AWS Fargate – Run containers directly, without any EC2 instances.

EC2 or AWS Fargate?

Both are valid techniques for operating your containers in a scalable and reliable manner.

AWS Fargate vs lambda

Fargate essentially only runs Docker containers. You can run your images in Fargate without having to worry about compatibility.

Lambda supports a range of deployment and programming methods, including Docker images, allowing developers to use any programming language they want, as the language is packaged inside the container image.

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