ECS + Fargate versus EKS + Fargate

08 Dec 2021

Learn how ECS + Fargate differs from EKS + Fargate.

ECS + Fargate EKS + Fargate
Deployment Options

⚠️ AWS only

⚠️ AWS only

Availability

✅ All AWS regions

⚠️ Available in 18 regions

Cluster Costs (per month)

$ 0.00

$ 72.00

Compute Costs

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Compute Pricing Options

✅ On-demand
✅ Spot
✅ Savings Plan

✅ On-demand
❌ Spot
✅ Savings Plan

Virtual Machines

✅ Does not involve managing EC2 instances.

✅ Does not involve managing EC2 instances.

Infrastructure Scaling

✅ AWS takes care of the scaling of the infrastructure.

✅ AWS takes care of the scaling of the infrastructure.

Networking

✅ ENI and Security Group per task/container.

✅ ENI and Security Group per pod/container.

Load Balancing

✅ ALB + NLB

✅ ALB

Service Discovery

✅ Cloud Map

✅ K8s