AWS AppConfig Agent makes feature flags and runtime configuration simpler for containers

AWS AppConfig has released an agent for container runtimes that makes the use of feature flags and runtime configuration simpler, with improved performance. Customers that use Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Docker, or Kubernetes can now use the AWS AppConfig Agent to manage the calls from their containerized application to the AWS AppConfig service. Previously, customers needed to manage their own retrieval and caching of configuration data when using a container runtime. Now, by using the AWS AppConfig Agent, the agent will do this for them. This agent will query AWS AppConfig for configuration data and make it available locally. It will also handle polling and caching logic on behalf of customers. Applications will make local HTTP calls to the AWS AppConfig Agent, thus seeing performance improvements when retrieving configuration data.

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