Benefits of using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

Benefits of using Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)

Amazon EKS Kubernetes AWS

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed Kubernetes service on AWS that makes it easy to run Kubernetes without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane or worker nodes. 

Here are four benefits of using Amazon EKS

Highly Secure
EKS automatically applies the latest security patches to your cluster control plane. 

Multiple Availability Zones
EKS auto-detects and replaces unhealthy control plane nodes and provides on-demand, zero downtime upgrades and patching.

Serverless Compute
EKS supports AWS Fargate to remove the need to provision and manage servers, improving security through application isolation by design. 

Built with the Community 
AWS actively works with the Kubernetes community, including making contributions to the Kubernetes code base helping you take advantage of AWS services. 

Amazon EKS also supports adding Windows nodes as worker nodes and scheduling Windows containers. EKS supports running Windows worker nodes alongside Linux worker nodes. Allowing you to use the same cluster for managing applications on either operating system.

In terms of pricing, Amazon says you pay $0.10/hour for each Amazon EKS cluster you create. The service is also available in all AWS regions.

Click to learn or find out more about the service.

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Amazon to host AWS Summit for Africa region

Amazon to host AWS Summit for Africa region

AWS Summit Africa

Amazon is bringing its Amazon Web Service (AWS) summit virtually to Africa on July 9. The multinational technology company will host a one-day virtual summit to help developers and technology enthusiasts take advantage of its recently launched AWS Africa region.

The event dubbed AWS Africa Region Virtual Day hopes to bring together the cloud computing community in Africa to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS Cloud. It is targeted at both new and experienced cloud users with technical sessions available for all levels.

The event invitation reads, “Kick-start your journey to the AWS Cloud. Join us for a day of learning how to build on AWS!”

Keynote sessions will be led by Amazon CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels, and Sub-Saharan Africa General Manager, Michael Kogeler. Amazon shares there will be “14 breakout sessions across 3 tracks. A business executive track and 2 technical tracks“.

Visit event page to register to participate and for more details.

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