Glossary of definitions

ECS Task

An ECS Task is a JSON document that describes one or more containers, that form an application. It can be thought of as a blueprint for an application.

ElasticBeanstalk (EB)

Amazon Elastic Beanstalk is an orchestration service offered from AWS for deploying infrastructure which orchestrates various services, including EC2, S3, ELB, SNS, CloudWatch, auto-scaling, auto-healing, and Elastic Load Balancers.


FUSE stands for Filesystem in Userspace and is an interface that allows developers to implement custom filesystems without requiring complex kernel modules.


Geodesic is an interactive command-line shell which bundles all essential open source cloud orchestration tools needed administer clusters from the command line. The only dependency is that docker is installed. The tools provided include kops, terraform, eb cli, aws cli, etc

Geodesic Shell

A geodesic shell is an invocation of a geodesic module. Said differently, it’s when you run a geodesic docker image and enter into the bash shell.