Kubernetes Cloud pricing

Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
Oct 26, 2018 12 Comments

Why does Amazon EKS charge $150/month in fees, before compute costs, to run K8s? Azure only charges for what you use.

Azure > AWS


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  • Google / Eng 🐔block
    Google has been charging for what you use for a long time now....
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Sales vYNh14
      Google is cheaper here and better in terms of performance???
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Salesforce nEDW11
      Definitely GKE services of GCP is the most resilient and performing Kubernetes implementation.
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Micro Focus / Product

    Micro Focus Product

    Last time I checked, Azure AKS is free to use for cluster management and AWS EKS was only $0.2 per hour per cluster.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Yes exactly
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Lyft / Eng 4swmc
    Because they can
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Data

    Amazon Data

    I’m the reason you’re here.
    Because Azure is garbage
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon QJXh65
    Because AWS does not run 8 Ks unlike Azure
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng cbell
    If you’re a big company like SNAP, then I don’t think you care about $150 dollars per month lol
    Nov 3, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      I’m talking about startups. As in 2-3 people in their spare time.

      Also that’s $150 * how many clusters you want. At least one per region.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Nativo x3120
      Very few 2-3 person startups need to be multi-region. Especially ones where $150 matters. AWS has a 3 EKS limit so you're talking $450 max. If it matters, use GCP and go to a bunch of GCP events - they hand out credits like candy.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Nativo x3120
    Not sure why you'd expect them to give it away for free? Other cloud providers are less expensive, doesn't mean AWS should match. Anyone on AWS isn't switching over EKS cluster fees. And if you ran k8s before EKS using cops, you were paying for the extra compute anyway (and having to do the updates yourself). Maybe Fargate with EKS will be cheaper for some people, but that's 2019.
    Oct 26, 2018 0