Elastic Container Instance (ECI) can work with Alibaba Cloud Container Service and your Kubernetes clusters. You can call ECI through APIs. We recommend that you use Alibaba Cloud Container Service with ECI to obtain better Kubernetes compatibility and cluster management capability.
Alibaba Cloud offers three types of Container Service: Dedicated Kubernetes, Managed Kubernetes, and Serverless Kubernetes.
Click here to see a comparison of the three Kubernetes cluster types.