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Tag: Amazon EKS

The journey to IPv6 on Amazon EKS: Implementation patterns (Part 2)

Introduction In Part 1 of this blog series we covered the foundation of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) IPv6 clusters and the deep integration into the underlying Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) dual-stack IP mode. As customers evaluate their migration strategies to IPv6 to harness the benefits of scale and simplicity, they need […]

The Journey to IPv6 on Amazon EKS: Foundation (Part 1)

Introduction Scaling Kubernetes networking is key to addressing the growth of services and future-proofing infrastructure as the digital landscape continues to evolve. The need for a unique IP address per pod intersects with the challenges of limited IPv4 address space. The finite pool of available IPv4 addresses often forces Kubernetes cluster administrators to use alternatives […]

Amazon EKS extended support for Kubernetes versions pricing

Introduction On October 4, 2023, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) announced the public preview of extended support for Kubernetes versions, which gives you an additional 12 months of support for Kubernetes minor versions. Today, we are announcing the pricing for extended support. Amazon EKS clusters running on a Kubernetes version in the extended support […]

Deploying and scaling Apache Kafka on Amazon EKS

Introduction Apache Kafka, a distributed streaming platform, has become a popular choice for building real-time data pipelines, streaming applications, and event-driven architectures. It is horizontally scalable, fault-tolerant, and performant. However, managing and scaling Kafka clusters can be challenging and often time-consuming. This is where Kubernetes, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of […]

How to leverage Application Load Balancer’s advanced request routing to route application traffic across multiple Amazon EKS clusters

Introduction The AWS Load Balancer Controller is a Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) project, which enables organizations reduce their Kubernetes compute costs and the complexity of their application routing configuration. As you deploy workloads on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), the controller simplifies exposing those applications by automating the provisioning and management and configuration […]

Accelerating feature delivery and improving reliability for a semi-stateful, memory-bound workload

This blog post was co-written by William Ho, Software Engineer, Airtable. Introduction Airtable is a connected applications platform that lets teams and enterprises build flexible interfaces and compose automations on top of their key data. Airtable provides so much flexibility that customers use Airtable for the most critical workflows across their organization. Today, half of […]

Spark on Amazon EKS networking – Part 2

This post was co-authored by James Fogel, Staff Software Engineer on the Cloud Architecture Team at Pinterest Part 2: Spark on EKS network design at scale Introduction In this two-part series, my counterpart, James Fogel (Staff Cloud Architect at Pinterest), and I share Pinterest’s journey designing and implementing their networking topology for running large-scale Spark […]

Spark on Amazon EKS networking – Part 1

This post was co-authored by James Fogel, Staff Software Engineer on the Cloud Architecture Team at Pinterest Part 1: Design process for Amazon EKS networking at scale Introduction Pinterest is a platform that helps inspire people to live a life they love. Big data and machine learning (ML) are core to Pinterest’s platform and product, […]

Amazon EKS Pod Identity: a new way for applications on EKS to obtain IAM credentials

Introduction At AWS we are constantly striving to improve customer experience. For instance, we launched IAM Roles for Service Accounts (IRSA) in 2019 that allows customers to configure Kubernetes (k8s) applications running on AWS with fine-grained AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM) permissions to access other AWS resources such as Amazon Simple Storage Service […]

Accelerate the testing and verification of Amazon EKS upgrades with upgrade insights

Introduction Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) removes a lot of the heavy lifting that goes into managing Kubernetes. For example, AWS manages the Kubernetes control plane on your behalf, including patching, tuning, and updating it as necessary. Then there are features such as managed node groups that give you a mechanism for managing the […]