Elastic Kubernetes Service

Elastic Kubernetes Service


The most trusted way to start, run, and scale Kubernetes


Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a cloud-based platform that simplifies the deployment and management of containerized applications. Developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), EKS is designed to provide users with a seamless and reliable experience for running applications in containers. It is a popular choice among businesses and developers who are already leveraging AWS services and infrastructure for their cloud needs.

One significant advantage of Elastic Kubernetes Service is its deep integration with the broader AWS ecosystem. Users benefit from a unified environment where they can seamlessly connect EKS with other AWS services, simplifying tasks such as storage, networking, and security. This integration allows for a streamlined experience, enabling users to leverage the full capabilities of AWS while managing their containerized applications.

Elastic Kubernetes Service is chosen by many organizations for its scalability and reliability. AWS, known for its robust and highly available infrastructure, ensures that EKS users can easily scale their applications based on demand. The reliability of AWS infrastructure, combined with the managed nature of EKS, provides a stable environment for running containerized workloads. These features make Elastic Kubernetes Service a preferred choice for businesses seeking a dependable and seamlessly integrated Kubernetes solution within the AWS ecosystem.

Feature Table Elastic Kubernetes ServiceEKS

Initial Release

Jun '18

Max Pods per Node

The maximum number of pods on a worker node


Free Control Plane

Is the control plane free?

Control Plane SLA

What's the SLA for the managed control plane


Private Cluster

Ability to hide the API Server behind a private network

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