EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) is a managed service that runs Kubernetes on AWS.

  • Provision and scale your cluster automatically using AWS multi-AZs for HA (High Availability) and fault tolerance.
  • Compatible with all K8s plug-ins and applications
  • Self-Healing: detects unhealthy worker nodes and replaces them automatically

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)


  • a cluster of EC2 instances
  • EKS provisions and manages nodes
  • good for a stateful application or a long-running application such as a web server
  • good for applications with persistent volumes or file systems


  • a cluster with serverless containers
  • no need to manage servers
  • good for short-lived, state-less applications

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