Amazon ECS launch types - Amazon Elastic Container Service

Amazon ECS launch types

An Amazon ECS launch type determines the type of infrastructure on which your tasks and services are hosted.

Fargate launch type

Using the Fargate launch type, you can run your containerized applications without the need to provision and manage the backend infrastructure. After you register your task definition, Fargate launches the container for you.

The AWS Fargate launch type is currently available in the following Regions:

Region Name Region

US East (Ohio)

us-east-2

US East (N. Virginia)

us-east-1

US West (N. California)

us-west-1 (usw1-az1 & usw1-az3 only)

US West (Oregon)

us-west-2

Africa (Cape Town)

af-south-1

Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

ap-east-1

Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

ap-south-1

Asia Pacific (Seoul)

ap-northeast-2

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

ap-southeast-2

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

ap-northeast-1 (apne1-az1, apne1-az2, & apne1-az4 only)

Canada (Central)

ca-central-1 (cac1-az1 & cac1-az2 only)

China (Beijing)

cn-north-1 (cnn1-az1 & cnn1-az2 only)

China (Ningxia)

cn-northwest-1

Europe (Frankfurt)

eu-central-1

Europe (Ireland)

eu-west-1

Europe (London)

eu-west-2

Europe (Paris)

eu-west-3

Europe (Milan)

eu-south-1

Europe (Stockholm)

eu-north-1

South America (São Paulo)

sa-east-1

Middle East (Bahrain)

me-south-1

AWS GovCloud (US-East)

us-gov-east-1

AWS GovCloud (US-West)

us-gov-west-1

The following diagram shows the general architecture:

For more information about Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate, see Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate.

EC2 launch type

With the EC2 launch type, you can run your containerized applications on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances that you manage.

The following diagram shows the general architecture: