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Optimizing an EKS Cluster for Price and Performance

by Dan Tofan

AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) simplifies working with Kubernetes. However, there is no free lunch, and EKS bills can be surprisingly high. Take this course to learn how to reduce EKS bills, while running workloads in a variety of scenarios.

What you'll learn

AWS EKS is a great service for running your containers on Kubernetes. It’s easy to use and it’s very easy to spend a lot of money. In this course, Optimizing an EKS Cluster for Price and Performance, you’ll learn how to start taking control of your EKS bills. First, you’ll grow awareness about EKS costs. Next, you’ll discover how to optimize EKS computing costs. Finally, you’ll learn how to optimize EKS costs by using Fargate, reducing storage costs, and using Arm-based instances. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to optimize your EKS costs and performance.

About the author

Dan started programming decades ago on a Spectrum clone and started his professional programming career in 2003. Eager to learn, Dan moved to Netherlands to study at the University of Groningen. Now, Dan is proud of his PhD thesis on decision making and knowledge acquisition in software architecture, and about a dozen publications with hundreds of citations. Dan used Microsoft technologies for many years, but migrated gradually to Python, Linux and AWS, to learn more of the computing world. Cur... more

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