Posted On: Feb 1, 2024

Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS) launches support for configuring timeout for service-to-service communication with its networking capability called ECS Service Connect. This feature enables you to set custom timeouts for Amazon ECS services running with Service Connect, supporting applications serving long-running requests. Amazon ECS is a fully managed container orchestration service that makes it easier for you to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications. Customers can use ECS Service Connect capability to easily configure service discovery, connectivity and traffic observability for services running in Amazon ECS. This helps build applications faster by letting you focus on the application code and not on your networking infrastructure.

Previously, workloads running with ECS Service Connect for service-to-service communication had a non-configurable default timeout of 15 seconds, which was not suitable for applications serving long-running requests. With this release, you can set custom timeout best suited for TCP/HTTP/HTTP2/GRPC requests for applications running with ECS Service Connect.

To learn more about how to get started with Amazon ECS Service Connect and how it works, see our documentation.