Tag: cost optimization

How Grover saves costs with 80% Spot in production using Karpenter with Amazon EKS

This post is co-written with Suraj Nair, Sr. DevOps Engineer at Grover. Introduction Grover is a Berlin based global leader in technology rentals, enabling people and empowering businesses to subscribe to tech products monthly instead of buying them. As a pioneer in the circular economy, Grover’s business model of renting out and refurbishing tech products results […]

How Smartsheet optimized cost and performance with AWS Graviton and AWS Fargate

The post was co-written by Skylar Graika (Sr Principal Engineer, Smartsheet) Introduction Highly successful companies know that maintaining an accelerated pace of innovation is key to continued growth. They are increasingly looking to modernize their digital backbone of applications and development practices to support faster innovation and improved performance, security, and reliability, while maintaining a […]

Analyze EKS Fargate costs using Amazon Quicksight

Introduction AWS Fargate is a serverless compute engine for running Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) workloads without managing the underlying infrastructure. AWS Fargate makes it easy to provision and scale secure, isolated, and right-sized compute capacity for containerized applications. As a result, teams are increasingly choosing AWS […]

GPU sharing on Amazon EKS with NVIDIA time-slicing and accelerated EC2 instances

In today’s fast-paced technological landscape, the demand for accelerated computing is skyrocketing, particularly in areas like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). One of the primary challenges the enterprises face is the efficient utilization of computational resources, particularly when it comes to GPU acceleration, which is crucial for ML tasks and general AI workloads. […]

Using Windows Authentication with gMSA on Linux Containers on Amazon ECS

UPDATE: On July 17th 2023, AWS launched support for Windows authentication with gMSA on non-domain-joined (domainless) Amazon ECS Linux container instances. This blog post has been updated to cover both modes, making domainless mode the default. Introduction Today, we are announcing the availability of Credentials Fetcher integration with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). This […]

Diving into Container Insights cost optimizations for Amazon EKS

Introduction Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights allows you to collect, aggregate, and analyze metrics, logs, and traces for your container-based applications and infrastructure on AWS. Container Insights captures metrics for various resources, such as CPU, memory, disk, and network, along with diagnostic data like container restart failures, which enables you to efficiently isolate and resolve problems. […]

How Sentra manages data workflows using Amazon EKS, Dagster, and Karpenter to maximize cost-efficiency with minimal operational overhead

By Yael Grossman Sr Compute Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS, Roei Jacobovich Software Engineer at Sentra Introduction In this post, we’ll illustrate how Sentra utilizes Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), AWS Fargate , EC2 Spot, Karpenter, and an open-source version of Dagster, a cloud-native orchestrator, to run efficient and scalable data processing workloads on […]

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 […]

Figure 1. Capacity provider strategy controls tasks placement

Optimize cost for container workloads with ECS capacity providers and EC2 Spot Instances

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances use spare Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud  (Amazon EC2) capacity at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. Amazon EC2 can interrupt Spot Instances with a two-minute notification when EC2 needs the capacity back. Spot Instances are an ideal option for applications that are stateless, fault-tolerant, scalable, and flexible, such as big data, […]

Theoretical cost optimization by Amazon ECS launch type: Fargate vs EC2

This post was contributed by Julia Beck, Thomas Le Moullec, Kevin Polossat, and Sam Sanders Customers often ask about best practices when using Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), in particular around the Well-Architected Framework pillar of Cost Optimization. Within this, choosing between the two different launch types, EC2 and Fargate, may be one of […]