Amazon Web Services

Managed Kubernetes Price Comparison (2020)

March 5, 2020
Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Elastic Kubernetes Service, Google Kubernetes Engine, Azure Kubernetes Service, Digital Ocean

TL;DR: Azure and Digital Ocean don’t charge for the compute resources used for the control plane, making AKS and DO the cheapest for running many, smaller clusters. For running fewer, larger clusters GKE is the most affordable option. Also, running on spot/preemptible/low-priority nodes or long-term committed nodes makes a massive impact across all of the platforms.


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