Posted On: Sep 8, 2021

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Anywhere, a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that allows customers to create and operate Kubernetes clusters on customer-managed infrastructure, supported by AWS. Customers can now run Amazon EKS Anywhere on their own on-premises infrastructure using VMware vSphere starting today, with support for other deployment targets in the near future, including support for bare metal coming in 2022.

Amazon EKS Anywhere helps simplify the creation and operation of on-premises Kubernetes clusters while providing tools for automating cluster management. AWS supports all Amazon EKS Anywhere components including integrated 3rd-party software, so that customers can reduce their support costs and avoid maintenance of redundant open-source and third-party tools. In addition, Amazon EKS Anywhere gives customers Kubernetes operational tooling consistent with Amazon EKS, which is optimized to simplify cluster installation with default configurations for the operating system and networking.

Amazon EKS Anywhere is open-source and there are no upfront commitment or fees to use it. Customers that have AWS Enterprise Support have the option to purchase additional Amazon EKS Anywhere support. Starting today, customers can download and install Amazon EKS Anywhere on their on-premises infrastructure by following the instructions in the documentation. To learn more, visit the blog or product pages.