Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes

Highly available and scalable Kubernetes service

Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.

With Amazon EKS you get a highly-available, and secure Kubernetes control plane without needing to worry about provisioning, upgrades, or patching. Amazon EKS is certified Kubernetes conformant so you can use all existing plugins and tooling from the Kubernetes community. Any application running on any standard Kubernetes environment is fully compatible. 

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Why use Amazon EKS


No Masters to Manage

Amazon EKS runs master nodes across multiple AWS Availability Zones, automatically detects and replaces unhealthy masters, and provides on-demand upgrades and patching. You simply provision worker nodes and connect them to the AWS cloud.


Secure by Default

Secure and encrypted communication channels are automatically setup between your worker nodes and the EKS-managed masters, making your infrastructure running on Amazon EKS secure by default.


Conformant and Compatible

We run the latest upstream version of Kubernetes and are Certified Kubernetes Conformant, so applications running on Amazon EKS are fully compatible with applications running on any standard Kubernetes environment.

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Built with the Community

We actively work with the community, making contributions to the Kubernetes code base that help Amazon EKS users take advantage of AWS services and features.

How Amazon EKS works



Easily run microservices applications with deep integrations to AWS services, while getting access to the full suite of Kubernetes functionality and popular open source tooling.


Hybrid Container Deployments

Run highly available and scalable Kubernetes clusters on AWS while maintaining full compatibility with your Kubernetes deployments running anywhere else.

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Batch Processing

The Kubernetes Jobs API lets you run sequential or parallel workloads on your Amazon EKS cluster. These workloads can be run on Amazon EC2 On-Demand Instances, Reserved Instances, or Spot Instances.


Application Migration

Easily containerize and migrate existing applications to Amazon EKS without needing to refactor your code or tooling.

Blog posts & articles


Introducing Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS fully manages the availability and scalability of the Kubernetes control plane for each cluster. With Amazon EKS, upgrades and high availability are managed for you by AWS.

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Exploring the Networking Foundation for EKS

Learn about how EKS leverages a new AWS Container Network Interface (amazon-vpc-cni-k8s) plug-in, together with Project Calico for enforcing network policies.

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Learn more about Amazon EKS features

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