Amazon EKS Price Reduction
Since it launched 18 months ago, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) has released a staggering 62 features, 14 regions, and 4 Kubernetes versions. While developers, like me, are loving the speed of innovation and the incredible new features, today, we have an announcement that is going to bring a smile to the people in your finance department. We are reducing the price by 50%.
As of the 21st of January, the price will reduce from $0.20 per hour for each EKS cluster to $0.10 per hour. This new price is for all new and existing EKS clusters.
Last year, I wrote about a few of those 62 EKS features. Features such as Amazon EKS on AWS Fargate, EKS Windows Containers support, and Managed Node Groups for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). It has been a pleasure to hear customers in the comments, in meetings, and at events tell me that features like these are enabling them to run different kinds of applications more reliably and more efficiently than ever before. I also have enjoyed watching customer feedback come in via the public containers roadmap and see the EKS team deliver requested features at a constant rate.
Customers are Flourishing on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
EKS is used by big and small customers to run everything from simple websites to mission-critical systems and large scale machine learning jobs. Below are three examples from the many customers that are seeing tremendous value from EKS.
Snap runs 100% on K8s in the cloud and, in the last year, moved multiple parts of their app, including the core messaging architecture to EKS as part of their move from a monolithic service-oriented architecture to microservices. In their words, “Undifferentiated Heavy Lifting is work that we have to do that doesn’t directly benefit our customers. It’s just work. EKS frees us up to worry about delivering customer value and allows developers without operational experience to innovate without having to know where their code runs.” You can learn more about Snap’s journey in this video recorded at the AWS New York Summit.
HSBC sees EKS as a crucial component of its infrastructure strategy and a major factor in its migration of workloads to the cloud. They joined us on stage at AWS re:Invent 2019 to talk about why they bank on EKS.
Advalo is a predictive marketing platform company, reaching customers during the most influential moments in their purchase decision. – Edouard Devouge, Lead SRE at Advalo says “We are running our applications on EKS, launching up to 2,000 nodes per day and running up to 75,000 pods for microservices and Machine Learning apps, allowing us to detect purchase intent through individualized Marketing in the website and shops of our customers.”
With today’s announcement, all the benefits that these customers describe are now available at a great new price, ensuring that AWS remains the best place in the world to run your Kubernetes clusters.
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Resources
Here are some resources to help you to learn how to make great use of EKS in your organization:
- Deploy a Kubernetes Application (tutorial).
- Amazon EKS Microservices (workshop).
- Developer Guide (documentation).
- Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) Customer Case Studies.
The 50% price reduction is available in all regions effective immediately, and you do not have to do anything to take advantage of the new price. From today onwards, you will be charged the new lower price for the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) service. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the savings.