AWS Launches the General Availability of EC2 Container Registry in Its Service Portfolio

Amazon has opened its fully managed Docker Container Registry, which will make it easy for the developers to store and manage and deploy application container images.

aMAZONGreatResponder.com  Amazon Web Service has announced that it ECR is now open to all interested cloud operators. Previously the AWS EC2 was completely for the insiders who attended its launch at AWS reinvent conference earlier this year in October. Now AWS decides to provide this service to the general public. This news was announced by its Senior Product Manager Andrew Thomas on the official blog of AWS in his guest blog post.

“We built Amazon ECR because many of you told us that running your own private Docker image registry presented many challenges like managing the infrastructure and handling large scale deployments that involve pulling hundreds of images at once” Andrew Thomas wrote in the official blog of AWS.

ECR, is a handled Docker container registry which is designed to make simpler the organization of Docker container images which has proved complicated by the most experienced developers. Operation of a Docker image registry involves pulling of hundreds of images at once, which makes the self hosting too difficult, especially on the huge level work like an infrastructure project. It becomes more difficult with when the complexity of spanning two or more AWS regions is also added. AWS clients wanted complete and easy access control to images without having to manage certificates or credentials and ECR is the perfect solution for it.

“Amazon ECR was designed to meet all of these needs and more. You do not need to install, operate, or scale your own container registry infrastructure. Amazon ECR hosts your images in a highly available and scalable architecture, allowing you to reliably deploy containers for your applications. Your images are transferred to the registry over HTTPS and automatically encrypted at rest in S3” he wrote.

He further wrote that there are no charges for moving the data into the Amazon EC2 Container Registry. The storage cost is as low as 10 cents per gigabyte per month. All new AWS clients will receive 500MB of storage a month for a year.

The Registry is integrated with Amazon ECS and the Docker CLI (command line interface), in order to make simpler the progress and creation workflows. Another facility for the customers is that they can push container images to Amazon ECR by using the Docker CLI from the development engine and Amazon ECS can pull them directly for production.