Modern Applications: Containers in AWS Americas 2021

Walid A. Shaari
4 min readAug 11, 2021
Photo by <a href=”">Martin Woortman</a> on <a href=”">Unsplash</a>

Containers and thier role in building, deploying, and managing modern applications is an undisputed reality. Their portability, rich ecosystem, ease of use, and democratization of the cloud made them first-class cloud citizens. Prompting many different services and processes that utilize containers directly or indirectly.

Check out these sessions in the upcoming AWS Americas 2021 to better understand how you can leverage the App Runner for your modern web applications needs. Chose the optimal compute to modernize your application infrastructure

1- Getting started with containers on AWS
Level: 200 — Intermediate | Session ID: MAD204

Join this session to learn about the breadth of AWS container services as you begin or continue your modernization journey with containers. In this session, explore your container service options and their benefits. Find out which service is best for you, whether you are just beginning to learn Docker or are figuring out your first microservices deployment pipeline.

Speaker(s): Adam Keller, Sr. Product Developer Advocate, Containers, AWS

2- Containers and AWS Lambda: Choose the optimal compute for applications

Level: 200 — Intermediate | Session ID: MAD203

There are many approaches to modernizing your compute infrastructure to better support modern applications. In this session, explore your choices in AWS container services and AWS Lambda, and discover how to make the right architectural decision after comparing the similarities and differences between them. Leave this session with a framework to decide between AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and other foundational technologies that meet your flexibility, developer productivity, and operational excellence requirements.

Speaker(s): Scott Sanchez, Head of Product Marketing, Containers & Serverless, AWS

3- Dive into technical decisions from successful migrations

Level: 300 — Advanced | Session ID: MRG301

Large-scale migrations require detailed planning, making the foundational technical decisions very important to get right early in the journey. This session walks through the tactical and deep technical decisions in cloud foundation, including multi-account setup, networking, operations, security, data analytics, and automation.

Speaker(s): Kiran Kuppa, Sr. Migrations, and Modernization Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

4- Modernizing your workloads with serverless containers, and Amazon EFS

Level: 200 — Intermediate | Session ID: STG201

This session shows how workloads like DevOps, content management systems (CMSs), AI/ML, and data science can benefit from containers and serverless computing, using Amazon EFS as a persistent, shared data layer. Amazon EFS is a simple, serverless, set-and-forget, elastic file system that lets you share file data without provisioning or managing storage. Serverless computing and containers enable you to be more agile while spending less time dealing with your applications' security, scalability, and availability. Leave the session with the information you need to get started modernizing your data-intensive workloads with serverless containers and Amazon EFS.

Speaker(s): Abrar Hussain, Principal Product Manager, Amazon EFS, AWS

5- Monolith to microservices transformation at Broadridge Advisor Solutions

Level: 200 — Intermediate | Session ID: FSI201

Broadridge Advisor Solutions (BAS) helps advisors find new prospects, retain and grow business with existing clients, and increase referrals while optimizing their advisor practice. Join this session to learn how Broadridge transforms its monolithic .NET code base to microservices using AWS serverless technologies like AWS Lambda, Amazon Aurora, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, and AWS Step Functions. Also, learn how AWS AI/ML services like Amazon Textract and Amazon Comprehend help automate traditionally manual processes and increase advisor productivity.

6- GitOps: Managing infrastructure on AWS

Level: 300 — Advanced | Session ID: DOP302

PowerSchool’s support of both digital and paper-based assessments makes the company’s services available to many school districts that lack the infrastructure for digital testing. Scanning these paper-based assessments came at the cost of $15,000/month and resulted in 30 seconds per scan operation. By migrating to AWS and a serverless architecture using AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions, PowerSchool reduced the monthly cost of this solution to $200/month and decreased the scan rate at peak load to 12 seconds. Join this session to learn how AWS has enabled PowerSchool to save 97.6 percent on operations expenses.

Speaker(s): Richard Boyd, Sr. Advocate, AWS Developer Tools, AWS

7 - Virtual Workshop: Build and deploy web applications with AWS App Runner

Level: 200 — Intermediate | Session ID: MAD202

AWS App Runner is a new service that provides customers with a fast, simple, and secure way to deploy applications on AWS without managing any infrastructure. Customers provide their source code or container image. App Runner will automatically build and deploy the application, load balance network traffic, automatically scale up or down based on demand, monitor the application's health, and deliver encryption.

In this workshop, learn how to launch web applications, using source code stored in GitHub, and using containers.

8- Virtual Workshop: Build a CI/CD pipeline for blue/green deployments to Amazon EKS

Level 300 — Advanced Topic | Session ID: DOP301

Register for free at AWS Summit Online — Americas

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Walid A. Shaari

AWS Container Hero, Red Hat Accelerator, Openshift Platform Engineer, CKA, CKAD, CKS, RHCA IV