Amazon ECS launch types - Amazon ECS

Amazon ECS launch types

You can specify an Amazon ECS launch type when you run a standalone task or create a service. Doing so determines the infrastructure that your tasks and services are hosted on. The following are the available launch types.

Fargate launch type

You can use the Fargate launch type to run your containerized applications without the need of provisioning and managing the underlying infrastructure. AWS Fargate is the serverless way to host your Amazon ECS workloads.

For information about the Regions that support Fargate, see Supported Regions for Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate.

The following diagram shows the general architecture.