Ama­zon Linux con­tainer im­age now avail­able for on-premise data cen­tres

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Ama­zon has re­leased the Ama­zon Linux con­tainer im­age for on-premise data cen­tres. This new re­lease en­ables Ama­zon Web Ser­vices (AWS) clients to de­ploy the same cus­tomised Linux ex­pe­ri­ence on their own servers, which pre­vi­ously were lim­ited to vir­tual ma­chine in­stances by the e-com­merce gi­ant.

In ad­di­tion to its on-premise pres­ence, the Ama­zon Linux im­age can be de­ployed on the cloud. It is avail­able through the EC2 Con­tainer Reg­istry and built us­ing the same code and pack­ages that were ini­tially avail­able within the Ama­zon Linux AMI, which of­fers a ‘sta­ble, se­cure and high-per­for­mance’ ex­e­cu­tion en­vi­ron­ment on AWS.

“Many of our cus­tomers have asked us to make this Linux im­age avail­able for use on-premises, of­ten as part of their devel­op­ment and test­ing work­loads,” AWS chief evan­ge­list Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post.

The Ama­zon Linux im­age is not the only open source dis­tri­bu­tion avail­able for AWS data cen­tres. Cen­tOS, CoreOS and even Red Hat En­ter­prise Linux and Canon­i­cal’s Ubuntu are com­pat­i­ble with the on­premise data cen­tres. How­ever, the new­est im­age is de­signed to use EC2 and lim­ited re­mote ac­cess, with no root lo­gin and manda­tory SSH key pairs to de­liver a se­cu­rity pro­file.

It also sup­ports con­tainer so­lu­tions like Docker to en­able ad­vanced de­vel­op­ments.

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