Your organization operates in a dynamic and fast-changing environment where customers demand application quality, high availability, and low latency. In this challenging landscape, you cannot afford to waste time on infrastructure management, capacity provisioning, server patching, and other burdensome tasks.

AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for containers that works with Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). Fargate removes the operational overhead of infrastructure management so developers can focus on application development.

Let’s explore how AWS Fargate works.

What are Containers and How Does AWS Fargate Help?

Containers are a way to “package” software code into standardized units so applications can run reliably between different computing environments. Of course, you still need to provision and manage the underlying infrastructure to ensure that the code can run anywhere. These management tasks can quickly become burdensome.

AWS Fargate eliminates this burden so you don’t have to worry about scaling, patching, securing, and managing servers or container runtime. Your team can thus focus on their core task: creating and deploying applications.

Containers without AWS Fargate vs. Containers with AWS Fargate

AWS Fargate separates the task of infrastructure management from the task of running containers so you can easily run serverless containers without managing servers. With Fargate, you can quickly launch tens of thousands of containers and scale up (or down) easily to meet your application’s compute requirements. You will still retain control over task execution and get high efficiency and speed for app development and deployment.

Without AWS Fargate, you will self-manage the underlying infrastructure. Every time you create a container, you will build a container image, define and deploy the EC2 instances, and provision and manage the compute/memory resources required.

You will also have to isolate applications in separate virtual machines (VMs) and run (and manage) both the infrastructure and application. All these tasks require a great deal of time, effort, and money that you can save with AWS Fargate.

With AWS Fargate, there’s no need to define and deploy EC2 instances, provision or manage compute/memory resources or worry about selecting the right server type. All you have to do is build a container image and define the memory and compute resources the container requires.

Fargate will take care of the containers so you can easily run and manage applications. It also improves security through application isolation by design. Additionally, you only pay for the requested resources to get better control over resource spends.


If you need a way to harness the power of containers without having to manage infrastructure, try AWS Fargate. This serverless, pay-as-you-go compute engine will allow you to build containerized applications from anywhere. To know how AWS Fargate can benefit your organization, contact

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