Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) offers enterprises a seamless way to run Kubernetes applications on AWS. However, without an effective cost optimization framework, the expenses associated with the EC2 instances used as worker nodes can skyrocket.
It can be easy to overlook your AWS EKS spend when you are in the early adoption phase. However, as your EKS adoption grows rapidly, costs can quickly skyrocket. We therefore recommend employing proper cost optimization framework early on, once you make an organization wide decision to standardize on AWS EKS as your Kubernetes platform of choice.
By implementing the best practices outlined in this guide, you can establish an effective cost optimization framework and ensure that you’re getting the most out of your AWS investment.