Kubernetes is currently the most flexible and very popular answer to the most important question of global applications that can attract millions of users over time - how to quickly deploy, update and scale the modules and services of the application in the cloud, effectively using all the computing power that is available? Running different applications becomes an easy task. It remains to manage deployment and scaling.
AWS EKS & AWS Fargate. New services.
The Latest News from the Amazon Conference in Las Vegas re:Invent 2019 informs that now you can use Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) to run Kubernetes pods on AWS Fargate, the serverless compute engine created for containers on AWS. This makes it much more easier to develop and run your Kubernetes apps within the AWS cloud.
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed service that helps you to run Kubernetes on AWS in easier way. AWS Fargate affords on-demand for, proper-sized compute capability for containers that run as Kubernetes pods as a part of an Amazon EKS cluster. Using Fargate, Kubernetes pods run with the compute ability they request and every pod runs in its very own VM-isolated environment without sharing assets with different pods. You just pay for the pods you run, when they run, improving the utilization and cost-performance of your applications with none extra work.
Main Benefits of Amazon EKS
EKS runs the Kubernetes management infrastructure across multiple AWS Availability Zones, automatically detects and replaces unhealthy control plane nodes, and provides on-demand, zero downtime upgrades and patching.
EKS supports AWS Fargate to provide serverless compute for containers. Fargate removes the need to provision and manage servers, lets you specify and pay for resources per application, and improves security through application isolation by design.
EKS automatically applies the latest security patches to your cluster control plane. AWS also works closely with the community to ensure critical security issues are addressed before new releases and patches are deployed to existing clusters.
Built with the Community
EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is certified Kubernetes conformant, so applications managed by EKS are fully compatible with applications managed by any standard Kubernetes environment. AWS actively works with the Kubernetes community, including making contributions to the Kubernetes code base that help you take advantage of AWS services and features.
AWS Fargate helps you to awareness on designing and building your applications rather than coping with the infrastructure that runs them, making it best for contemporary, cloud native applications. EKS lets you run pods on Fargate with the upstream Kubernetes APIs, so that you can use current tooling to manipulate your applications. With Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate, you get the serverless advantages of Fargate, the best practices of Amazon EKS, and the extensibility of Kubernetes out of the box.
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