AWS Compute Blog

Category: Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

Building for Cost optimization and Resilience for EKS with Spot Instances

This post is contributed by Chris Foote, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist Solutions Architect Running your Kubernetes and containerized workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances is a great way to save costs. Kubernetes is a popular open-source container management system that allows you to deploy and manage containerized applications at scale. AWS makes it easy to run […]

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Using AWS App Mesh with Fargate

This post is contributed by Tony Pujals | Senior Developer Advocate, AWS   AWS App Mesh is a service mesh, which provides a framework to control and monitor services spanning multiple AWS compute environments. My previous post provided a walkthrough to get you started. In it, I showed deploying a simple microservice application to Amazon ECS […]

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Scaling Kubernetes deployments with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

This post is contributed by Kwunhok Chan | Solutions Architect, AWS   In an earlier post, AWS introduced Horizontal Pod Autoscaler and Kubernetes Metrics Server support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service. These tools make it easy to scale your Kubernetes workloads managed by EKS in response to built-in metrics like CPU and memory. However, one common use case for applications […]

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Learning AWS App Mesh

This post is contributed by Geremy Cohen | Solutions Architect, Strategic Accounts, AWS At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced AWS App Mesh, a service mesh that provides application-level networking. App Mesh makes it easy for your services to communicate with each other across multiple types of compute infrastructure, including: Amazon EKS Amazon ECS Kubernetes on Amazon EC2 […]

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Improving and securing your game-binaries distribution at scale

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran | Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS and Scott Selinger | Associate Solutions Architect, AWS  One of the challenges that game publishers face when employing CI/CD processes is the distribution of updated game binaries in a scalable, secure, and cost-effective way. Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) processes enable game publishers […]

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Updates to Amazon EKS Version Lifecycle

Contributed by Nathan Taber and Michael Hausenblas At re:Invent 2017 we introduced the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, or Amazon EKS for short. We consider these tenets as valid today as they were at launch: EKS is a platform to run production-grade workloads. This means that security and reliability are our first priority. After that we […]

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Enabling DNS resolution for Amazon EKS cluster endpoints

Update – December 2019 Amazon EKS now supports automatic DNS resolution for private cluster endpoints. This feature works automatically for all EKS clusters. You can still implement the solution described below, but this is not required for the majority of use cases. Learn more in the What’s New post or Amazon EKS documentation. This post […]

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Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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Making Cluster Updates Easy with Amazon EKS

Kubernetes is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases, functionality updates, and bug fixes. Additionally, AWS periodically changes the way it configures Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to improve performance, support bug fixes, and enable new functionality. Previously, moving to a new Kubernetes version required you to re-create your cluster and migrate your […]

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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Update – June 30, 2020: As we continue to improve how Amazon EKS and Spot Instances work together, best practices change. Please read this blog for the latest best practices on how to use Amazon EKS with Spot Instances. […]

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