Originally published at: https://sweetops.com/sub/making-cluster-updates-easy-with-amazon-eks/
Kubernetes is rapidly evolving, with frequent feature releases, functionality updates, and bug fixes. EKS now performs managed, in-place cluster upgrades for both Kubernetes and EKS platform versions. This simplifies cluster operations and lets you quickly take advantage of the latest Kubernetes features (as well as the updates to EKS configuration and security patches) without any downtime. EKS also now supports Kubernetes version 1.11.5 for all new EKS clusters.