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Amazon provides the Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) which can be used to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS.

Amazon ECS Amazon EKS
Managed, highly available, highly scalable container platform Managed, highly available, highly scalable container platform
AWS-specific platform that supports Docker Containers Compatible with upstream Kubernetes, so it’s easy to lift and shift from other Kubernetes deployments
Considered simpler and easier to use Considered more feature-rich and complex with a steep learning curve
Leverages AWS services like Route 53, ALB, and CloudWatch A hosted Kubernetes platform that handles many things internally
“Tasks” are instances of containers that are run on underlying compute but more of less isolated “Pods” are containers collocated with one another and can have shared access to each other
Limited extensibility Extensible via a wide variety of third-party and community add-ons.

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