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Engine Yard Kontainers - Private Cluster - Pricing

Private Clusters within Engine Yard Kontainers is the latest “NoOps” offering – it comes with scalable, usage based pricing and includes standard support.
Why Choose Engine Yard?

Predictable, transparent pricing. Scale without worries.

Always know what you’re paying for, no sticker shock. Grow and scale your app when the time is right.


per month per OCU

Prorated to the second.

Optimized Container Unit (OCU) = a container that uses 1 GB of RAM and proportionate CPU.


per month private cluster

Prorated to the hour.


Get certified AWS architects and language experts on your side

With each of the above plans:

Price$0From $800 or 20%
of container usage
From $1,200 or 30%
of container usage
Availability12x5 support24x7 support24x7 support
General guidance1 business day1 day1 day
Production system impaired4 business hours4 hours2 hours
Production system down2 business hours30 minutes15 minutes
Alert response 
24x7 system monitoring of the logging
and platform infrastructure for uptime
with an option for custom alerts in
case of issues/anomalies.
Onboarding services 
A Solutions Architect will work with
your Team on preparing your
application so that it deploys easily
in the EYK platform.
Advanced DB support 
A global team of highly skilled DBAs
will help you with concerns related
to your DBs.
Major DB upgrades 
Professional DBAs will work with your
team on upgrading your relational
DB stack to versions supported
by the EY platforms.
Database analysis 
Every six months, a trained DBA
professional will provide a report
of your DB highlighting query issues
and recommending improvements.
Extended solutions support 
A Solutions Architect will consult with
you on integrating your application
with 3rd party service providers
and further improvements.
Full stack support
Help execute application migration
when there is major platform upgrades.

Linear, transparent pricing. Scale without worries.

Our Cloud platform, running on EC2 instances.

Platform + Support

$ 150 Monthly per instance
$ 300 Monthly per instance
$ 400 Monthly per instance

For entry level instances, Solo support may be available at $25 per month per instance.


Equivalent to AWS EC2 Pricing

Sample pricing based on 720 hours of usage in the US East Region:
c5.large $61; c5.xlarge = $122
m5.large = $69; m5.xIarge = $138

Number of servers1AnyAnyMinimum 4
Support availability12x512x524x724x7
Developer Center
(documentation and forums)
Platform support requests
Unlimited support requests
Live support via phone
Assistance with deployment,
upgrades, app, and system
Proactive application
monitoring (Virtual Network
Operations Center - VNOC)
99.9% platform SLA
Onboarding services
Advanced Database Support
Major database upgrades
Custom crisis communication plan
Maintenance and upgradesSelf ServiceSelf ServiceReactiveProactive / Scheduled
Supported infrastructuresAWSAWSAWSAWS
Supported languagesOfficial StackOfficial StackOfficial StackOfficial Stack
Supported data storesOfficial StackOfficial StackOfficial StackOfficial Stack
PricingIncluded with PlatformIncluded with
Platform and Standard
Support price
Included with
Platform with
Premium Support price
Craig Bennett


“I’m so grateful we had Engine Yard during those times,” “It was the first major multi-retailer sale event where we’ve had no worries about running at sufficient scale. There was no backlog of processing and all orders were processed promptly. We got a lot of really nice comments from customers on how fast the platform was. It was extraordinary for us — brilliant.”

CJ Johnson

Chief Technical Officer Co-Founder

“We rely on Engine Yard to deliver a flexible, reliable platform with a rock-solid stack, so we don’t have to invest in building internal resources and hiring an ops team. Even with our customized configurations, Engine Yard makes it easy to deploy – we just click a button. We go from development to staging to production with all of our focus on building a great product.”


What do I get with the Engine Yard trial account?

The trial account is a great way to get a sense of what Engine Yard can do for you. It will help you understand how our platform automation works and how easy it is to run your application on Engine Yard. The Engine Yard trial comes with free 7-day access to your own private cluster & a $100 AWS credit. You can signup for the free trial at https://signup.ey.io/. Engine Yard uses AWS resources. Please note that you will continue to get charged unless you explicitly cancel the trial.

What is the difference between Engine Yard Cloud and Engine Yard Kontainers?

Engine Yard Cloud (EYC) is our legacy platform, which runs on EC2 instances. Engine Yard Kontainers (EYK) is our rearchitected platform, which uses containers. It reduces deployment time to minutes, scales automatically in response to demand and offers monitoring, centralized logging and analytics. While we continue to support EYC our resources are primarily focused on innovating on EYK.

Do I need a ‘containerized’ application to get started with EYK?

No - you don’t need to have a containerized application to get started with EYK. But if you have a containerized application, you can bring it to the Engine Yard Kontainers. EYK provides optimized Application Stacks - all you have to do is select an Application Stack that is suitable for your application and just deploy it on EYK. It’s that simple! You don’t need to understand containers or containerize your application.

What are EYK Private Clusters?

EYK Private Clusters are your own fully managed Kubernetes compatible clusters on Engine Yard. Private clusters are network and resource isolated for security and performance. EYK Private Clusters run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an isolated account and within their own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

How does my selected support level (or levels) affect my price for Engine Yard services?

Engine Yard's kickass, around-the-clock support is always there to help you deploy and run your apps smoothly in a "NoOps" fashion. Choose the right plan that meets your needs: Standard Support Level: $0 with 12 hours a day/ 5 days a week support. Premium Support Level: Greater of $800 or 20% of container usage, 24/7 support, and proactive response. Platinum Support Level: Greater of $1,200 or 30% of container usage, 24/7 support, proactive response, and full stack support.

What is an Application Stack?

An Application Stack is a set of pre-packaged software components that are designed to run certain kinds of applications. For example, EYK Ruby on Rails v6 Application Stack has these pre-packaged components: Ruby v2.6 Rails v6 HAProxy v1.8.8 Passenger v5.3.7 EYK offers multiple Application Stacks that support various programming languages and runtime environments.

Can my applications provision and use other cloud resources?

Yes. You will be able to create and manage other resources such as databases on RDS, S3 buckets. Your applications will be able to access these resources that create and manage through Engine Yard.

Can my applications access resources from external Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)s?

Yes. You can create VPC peering from external VPCs to Engine Yard VPC so that you can access external VPC resources from Engine Yard VPC.

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