CloudEndure and Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS) Discounted by AWS

Effective immediately, CloudEndure and Elastic Kubernetes services (EKS) have been discounted by AWS. Pricing for CloudEndure, a disaster recovery solution, has changed from a per unit basis to the more traditional AWS pay-as-you-go usage model. The change in pricing reduces the cost of CloudEndure by 80%. EKS, Amazon’s managed Kubernetes service, had its pricing reduced by 50%.

CloudEndure is now priced at $0.028 per hour per server, which works out to roughly $20 per month per server. The service, which has been in the AWS fold for a year now, aligns with the AWS consumption model that enables customers to scale up and down to meet their needs. The cost for the service was previously based on the number of machines and length of contract, ranging from $45 to $99 per month. The price reduction puts AWS more in line with competitor pricing.

CloudEndure can reduce your disaster recovery infrastructure costs by continuously replicating your machines (including operating system, system state configuration, databases, applications, and files) into a low-cost staging area in your target AWS account and preferred Region. In the case of a disaster, you can instruct CloudEndure Disaster Recovery to automatically launch thousands of your machines in their fully provisioned state in minutes.

CloudEndure is a popular AWS service providing agent-based disaster recovery for both virtual and physical machines regardless of location, whether in the cloud or on-premise. CloudEndure works with Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and enterprise applications including SAP. And since it can be used for migration, the new pricing is an incentive for companies considering AWS to evaluate the cloud provider and easily move workloads to AWS.

Launched only 18 months ago, Amazon’s fully managed EKS has released 62 features and four Kubernetes versions. And now, the service is $0.10 per hour for each Amazon EKS cluster, down from $0.20 per hour. EKS simplifies Kubernetes on AWS by eliminating the need to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane or worker nodes. And if you elect use serverless compute for containers with AWS Fargate, you no longer need to provision and manage servers and you improve your security position with designed application isolation.

EKS is deeply integrated with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, Auto Scaling Groups, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), providing you a seamless experience to monitor, scale, and load-balance your applications. EKS also integrates with AWS App Mesh and provides a Kubernetes native experience to consume service mesh features and bring rich observability, traffic controls and security features to applications.

EKS can run in multiple availability zones so you don’t end up with a single point of failure. It is also certified Kubernetes conformant allowing access to the open source community, enabling the ability to run existing upstream applications, and providing migration capabilities for standard Kubernetes applications without the need to refactor code.

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