Tag: Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)

Network Load Balancers now support Security groups

Introduction At AWS, we offer security from the get-go by providing you the ability to use Security Groups and Security Group rules to configure the fine-grained control over the traffic that flows to and from AWS resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, AWS Databases, Application Load Balancers, and Containers. On August […]

Happy 5th Birthday Amazon EKS!

Today we’re thrilled to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), and it’s an opportune moment to reflect on our journey so far. Since its launch in 2018, Amazon EKS has served tens of thousands of customers worldwide in running resilient, secure, and scalable container-based applications. Amazon EKS, using upstream Kubernetes, […]

Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.27

Introduction The Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) team is pleased to announce support for Kubernetes version 1.27 for Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Distro. Amazon EKS Anywhere (release 0.16.0) also supports Kubernetes 1.27. The theme for this version was chosen to recognize the fact that the release was pretty chill. Hence, the fitting release […]

Domainless Windows Authentication for Amazon EKS Windows pods

Introduction .NET Developers commonly design Windows-based applications with Active Directory (AD) integration running on domain-joined servers to facilitate authentication and authorization between services and users. Since containers cannot be domain-joined, running these applications in a Windows-based containers required configuring group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA), domain-joined Kubernetes Windows nodes, webhooks and cluster roles to enable Windows […]

Changes to the Kubernetes Container Image Registry

Introduction The release of Kubernetes 1.25 was when it was first announced that the Kubernetes project would be updating its official container image registry endpoint from to the community owned registry, The goal was to eventually sunset the old registry over time. However, as highlighted on the official Kubernetes website, this changeover has […]

Kubernetes as a platform vs. Kubernetes as an API

Introduction What is Kubernetes? I have been working on this technology since the beginning and after 8 years, I’m still having a problem defining what it is. Some people define Kubernetes as a container orchestrator but does that definition capture the essence of Kubernetes? I don’t think so. In this post, I’d like to explore […]

Optimizing your Kubernetes compute costs with Karpenter consolidation

Introduction Karpenter was built to solve issues pertaining to optimal node selection in Kubernetes. Karpenter’s what-you-need-when-you-need-it model simplifies the process of managing compute resources in Kubernetes by adding compute capacity to your cluster based on a pod’s requirements. With the recent release of workload consolidation, Karpenter can now be enabled to continuously monitor and optimize […]

EKS Persistent Volumes for Instance Store

The Kubernetes project is made up of a number of special interest groups (SIGs) that focus on a particular part of the Kubernetes ecosystem. The Storage SIG is focused on different types of storage (block and file) and ensuring that storage is available to containers when they are scheduled. One of the subprojects of the Storage […]

Transparent encryption of node to node traffic on Amazon EKS using WireGuard and Cilium

Introduction As the move to cloud native architectures continues to accelerate, one of the common challenges we hear from our customers is that adopting security best practices in Kubernetes clusters can be challenging. One area in particular that has come up in conversations often is how best to encrypt data in transit. This data encryption […]