AWS Fargate for Amazon EKS now included in Compute Savings Plans

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020

AWS Fargate for AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is now included in Compute Savings Plans, a flexible pricing model that allows customers to save money in exchange for making a commitment to a consistent amount of compute usage (measured in $/hour) for a 1 or 3 year term. These plans automatically apply to usage across Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) on AWS Fargate, and now Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate. Existing Savings Plans will automatically apply to EKS on Fargate usage from August 1, 2020.

Before today, the only Fargate usage covered under Compute Savings Plans was for ECS tasks running on Fargate. Now you have the flexibility to pick ECS or EKS, and your Savings Plans will apply to Fargate tasks or pods launched with either orchestration service. With Savings Plans, Fargate usage for vCPU and memory is charged at the discounted Savings Plan rates of up to 52% and any usage beyond the commitment will be charged at regular On Demand rates. Customers have the flexibility to use the right compute option across EC2, Lambda, and Fargate (across both ECS and EKS) based on their needs while continuing to save money, all without having to make technology choices in exchange for a discount. 

Starting today, EKS on Fargate is included in Savings Plan in all AWS Regions where Savings Plan and EKS on Fargate is currently available. Get started with Savings Plans in AWS Cost Explorer, and read the blog post to learn more on how Fargate can help you optimize your EKS costs.