Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is an AWS container orchestration platform that enables users to rapidly deploy and manage containerized applications at scale. ECS provides a wide range of features, including service discovery, auto-scaling, automated scheduling and deployment, container security patching and monitoring. With ECS, developers can quickly scale their applications across multiple compute environments such as Amazon EC2 or AWS Fargate. This allows them to take advantage of the cost savings associated with running containers on AWS while still maintaining control over the underlying infrastructure. Additionally, ECS integrates with other services like Amazon S3 for storage as well as AWS Lambda for serverless computing workloads.