Posted On: Aug 2, 2023

AWS Fargate for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now lets customers configure the size of ephemeral storage for their workloads up to a maximum of 175 GiB. This enables customers with data intensive workloads to utilize AWS Fargate for Amazon EKS. AWS Fargate for Amazon EKS 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.

Customers can now specify the size (in GiB) of ephemeral storage that their workloads require using the storage parameter in their pod spec. 20 GiB of ephemeral storage is included with every EKS Fargate pod. Additional ephemeral storage requested, up to 175GB, is charged in GB increments for the duration that the pod is running. See the Fargate pricing page for more details. Customers with data intensive workloads, like machine learning inference, data processing, or with large container images, can now use AWS Fargate with Amazon EKS to reduce their operational burden, pay only for the resources used by their applications, and get the security benefits of AWS Fargate’s built-in workload isolation.

Configurable ephemeral storage is available in all regions where AWS Fargate for Amazon EKS is available. See AWS Regional Services for a list of services available by region. This feature is available for all Amazon EKS clusters using Kubernetes version 1.23 or later. To get started with AWS Fargate using Amazon EKS, see AWS Fargate