Amazon ECS
User Guide for AWS Fargate (API Version 2014-11-13)

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

The Fargate launch type allows you to run your containerized applications without the need to provision and manage the backend infrastructure. Just register your task definition and Fargate launches the container for you.

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

Region Name Region
US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1
US East (Ohio) us-east-2
US West (N. California) us-west-1
US West (Oregon) us-west-2
EU (Ireland) eu-west-1
EU (London) eu-west-2
EU (Frankfurt) eu-central-1
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1
Asia Pacific (Seoul) ap-northeast-2
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1
Asia Pacific (Sydney) ap-southeast-2

This diagram shows the general architecture:

EC2 Launch Type

The EC2 launch type allows you to run your containerized applications on a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances that you manage.

This diagram shows the general architecture: