The Elastic Container Service (ECS) is AWS’ entry into the multihost Docker space. Although there is a lot of competition in this area, there aren’t many off-premises managed solutions out there yet. Although ECS seems like a good first step, we are worried that it is overly complicated at the moment and lacks a good abstraction layer. If you want to run Docker on AWS, though, this tool should certainly be high on your list. Just don’t expect it to be easy to get started with.