Amazon EKS Valuable Features

Patryk Golabek
CTO at Translucent Computing Inc

The value is for me that it's a community product. We don't have to rely on the ECS services. 

What is new right now is Fargate. Fargate has the ability to abstract from the clusters. Amazon said that using the cluster is too complicated for people. Therefore, what they do right now is they have a service that sits on top of the cluster that doesn't even know it's a cluster. It abstracts it for you. Fargate is the ability to deploy it into the cluster, which specifies what you want to deploy and it takes care of the cluster provisioning and deployment for you. The tool just abstracts you away from the cluster, so you don't even know that you're using a cluster, which is good for people that don't want to learn the technology, the infrastructure.

The solution is easy to use. You don't have to care about the servers or the cluster. You really just say, I want to deploy this application A. You just find the application, click a button, and Fargate deploys it to a cluster for you.

They really want to get away from the idea that you made your own cluster. They really want to push you a bit higher up the layer, more of an abstraction layer.

Due to Kubernetes, it's easy to move between the clouds, to move those jobs, especially in multi-cloud systems right now. So one of the disadvantages of EKS is because of the technology they use for their machine learning right now and we prefer to have options, like CPU and Google.

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