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GKE Autopilot


What is it

GKE Autopilot is a mode of operation of [GKE][gke] with less management overhead.

From the documentation:

Autopilot: GKE provisions and manages the cluster's underlying infrastructure, including nodes and node pools, giving you an optimized cluster with a hands-off experience.

When to use it

Use GKE Autopilot only when you can't run your workload in Cloud Run.

Examples of workloads that can't run in Cloud Run are applications that are not request-driven, and applications that require communication on other protocols than gRPC and HTTP.

How to learn it