Elastic Container Instance (ECI)

An agile and secure serverless container instance service.

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Elastic Container Instance (ECI) is an agile and secure serverless container instance service. You can easily run containers without managing servers. Also you only pay for the resources that have been consumed by the containers. ECI helps you focus on your business applications instead of managing infrastructure.


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Benefits

Serverless Containers
With ECI, you can focus on business development and innovation without the need to create clusters and manage the infrastructure.
Flexible Deployment
Containers with custom specifications can be created and automatically scaled up within seconds during traffic spikes.
Community Compatibility
ECI works with Kubernetes clusters through Virtual Kubelet.
Service Integration
ECI has integrated Alibaba Cloud services, such as VPC, Log Service, and CloudMonitor.

Features

Container Infrastructure Management

To run containers, you only need to provide container ../../images, without the need to manage the servers that run the containers.

Run Containers without Managing Servers

You can run containers without the need to manage clusters and maintain the servers that run the containers.

Compute Capability Declaration

To schedule and deploy resources, you only need to declare the compute capability.

Custom Specifications

Multiple container group specifications are available. You can choose to add containers of different specifications to a container group as needed.

Minimum Container Specification

Containers have a minimum specification of 0.25 vCPU and 0.5 GB memory.

Minimum Container Group Specification

Container groups have a minimum specification of 1 vCPU and 2 GB memory.

Maximum Specification

Both containers and container groups have a maximum specification of 4 vCPUs and 16 GB memory.

Billing Per-usage and Per-second

This service is billed based on the container instance running time and the amount of resources that the instance has consumed during the running time.

Billing Per-usage

Fees are calculated based on the container instance running time.

Billing Per-second

Per-second billing is used and the billing cycle is 1 hour.

Quick Auto Scaling

You can start multiple containers and deploy these containers in seconds.

Compatibility with Kubernetes

You can use the Kubernetes API to schedule container instances as pods.

Compatibility with Pod

Based on Virtual Kubelet, ECI supports the Kubernetes API.

Common Scenarios

Elastic Bursting

Automatically scales up compute capacity during traffic spikes.

You can use ECI to automatically provision additional compute resources for your business to avoid system failures during traffic spikes and prevent resource waste due to excessive resource provisioning.

Benefits

Simplicity and Management

Quickly provisions compute resources and complies with Kubernetes.

Fast Startup and Up-scaling

Containers can be started and scaled up in seconds.

Usage on Demand

You can release container instances as needed, without the need to provision underlying resources.

Data Processing Tasks

Large Amounts of Online Data Processing Tasks

Based on business data processing needs, ECI can create a large number of nodes in a short period of time to handle big data and online AI requests.

Benefits

Hybrid Scheduling

ECI supports hybrid scheduling and deployment of CPU/GPU resources and virtual machines/bare metal servers.

Scalable Tasks

Multiple container group specifications are available, allowing you to encapsulate container groups into tasks for applications and services.

Billing Per-usage

Container instances are billed based on the their running time and the actual usage of resources.

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DevOps Continuous Delivery

You can use ECI to achieve automated continuous delivery.

ECI works with DevOps workflows to automatically complete container deployment, and accelerate testing case execution and sandbox environment establishment. This also enables you to create and delete containers at anytime.

Benefits

DevOps Automation

ECI supports automation and up-scaling without the need to create and maintain clusters.

Environment Consistency

Containerized immutable infrastructure is supported.

Deep Integration

ECI provides a set of debugging, monitoring, and log analysis tools.

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Benefits

Benefits

Complex Task Scheduling

Provides a stable environment to run complex tasks.

Auto Scaling

Containers can be started and automatically scaled up in seconds.

Billing Per-usage

Container instances are billed based on the their running time and the actual usage of resources.

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Integrations

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Secure, stable, and reliable

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Integrations

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