Elastic Container Service from AWS a no brainer
May 11, 2020

Elastic Container Service from AWS a no brainer

Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

We are currently using Elastic Containers as the base for some of our services, as well as for other companies to deploy the software we maintain and develop for them. Mainly it helps to build solutions that are more reliable, with little complexity and helps leverage the experience in the market related to containers (Dockers).


  • Easy to deploy.
  • Reliability.
  • Good integration capabilities.
  • Simple configuration.


  • There is room for better documentation.
  • Is not exactly Kubernetes (there is more knowledge in the market on this orchestrator).
  • Logging can be difficult.
  • It decreases the cost of deploying solutions compared to building our own EC2 clusters.
  • Downtime due to upgrades on our applications was almost eliminated.
  • Cost of integration with other services is smaller.
We like Elastic Containers better because of the simplicity to create an application without losing control over it. It is simple, yet powerful, exposing only the parts that are needed without complicating the access to the nuts and bolts when more complicated adjustments are required. Especially when private/public networking and load balancing is required.
Support is relatively good, although the documentation sometimes is lacking, as well as outdated in our experience, especially when we initiated the process of using this service. But once we found how to assemble things, we haven't really required support from anyone at AWS, the service works without problems so we haven't had the need to contact support, which speaks well of how ECS is built.

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If you are already on Amazon Web Service, Elastic Containers is our platform of choice because of the knowledge we have about it and the flexibility it offers, being many times easier to use than Kubernetes. It integrates without problems with most Docker containers we use and it is very simple to run any container. Most of the times you can use AWS web console without touching the CLI.


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