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Optimize Your Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Management with Amazon EKS Ready Partners

By Rodrigo Orzari, Partner Dev Sp, Containers – AWS
By Mikhail Shapirov, Principal Partner SA, Containers – AWS
By Elamaran Shanmugam, Sr. Partner SA, Containers – AWS
By Chris Butler, Launch Manager, Competency – AWS

In today’s evolving cloud landscape, flexibility and customization are essential. Having the ability to run Kubernetes on Amazon Web Services (AWS), on-premises, or edge gives customers options to do what fits their business case with operational efficiency gains, increased developer productivity, and scale across infrastructure environments to support Amazon EKS governance and orchestration.

Running containerized workloads on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon EKS Anywhere allows customers to use consistent tooling for security, observability, cost management, resilience, and operational excellence for their on-premises, edge, and cloud based containerized workloads.

To help customers achieve this, we’re excited to announce the Amazon EKS Ready specialization. The Amazon EKS Ready specialization recognizes AWS Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency to architect, run, and operate containerized workloads on top of Amazon EKS and EKS Anywhere.

AWS Partners earn the Amazon EKS Ready specialization after successfully completing a rigorous review of their delivery model, technical skills, and by demonstrating customer success with case studies.

Amazon EKS Ready Partners are certified in providing software solutions with complementary capabilities for containers networking, storage, security, or management to customers in all scenarios; on-premises, edge and on AWS.

Launch Partner Showcase

The AWS Service Ready Program is designed to validate software products built by AWS Partners that work with specific AWS services.

Amazon EKS Ready Partners receive ongoing technical enablement through the Deeper Learning Series. Benefits include early access to the Amazon EKS product roadmap release details to stay on top of market trends and influence future investment decisions.

We invite you to explore the following Amazon EKS Ready Partner offerings validated by AWS:

Accuknox helps accelerate your cloud journey with battle-tested expertise, delivering a comprehensive zero trust framework that safeguards cloud infrastructure and applications from targeted attacks. Runtime protection for Kubernetes and other cloud-native workloads, which incorporates KubeArmor application Runtime Security. KubeArmor uses eBPF and Linux Security Modules (LSM) to provide policy-based system to restrict any unwanted, malicious behavior of cloud-native workloads at runtime. Available in AWS Marketplace.

Komodor takes the complexity out of Kubernetes troubleshooting, providing the tools you need to troubleshoot with confidence. Komodor tracks changes across your entire K8s stack, analyzes their ripple effect, and provides the context you need to troubleshoot efficiently and independently. Available in AWS Marketplace and Amazon EKS Blueprints add-on for CDK.

Connect all your microservices and APIs with one of the industry’s most performant, scalable, and flexible API platform. Kong Gateway Enterprise is a service connectivity platform that provides technology teams at multi-cloud and hybrid organizations the architectural freedom to build APIs and services anywhere. It provides a flexible, technology-agnostic platform that supports any platform, protocol, and architecture. Available in AWS Marketplace.

Kubecost uncovers patterns that create overspending on infrastructure and help teams prioritize where to focus optimization efforts. By identifying root causes for negative patterns, customers using Kubecost save 30-50% of their Kubernetes infrastructure costs. Available in AWS Marketplace, Amazon EKS Blueprints add-on for CDK, or Amazon EKS add-on.

Lacework, a data-driven security platform for the cloud, collects, analyzes, and accurately correlates data—without requiring manually written rules—across your cloud and Kubernetes environments, and narrows it down to the handful of security events that matter. Security and DevOps teams around the world trust Lacework to secure cloud-native applications across the full lifecycle, from code to cloud. Available in AWS Marketplace.

New Relic
New Relic One delivers the end-to-end observability that is critical to your success on the cloud. If you’re interested in Graviton2-powered instances, New Relic has you covered. New Relic’s 100% SaaS-based observability platform utilizes a single data platform for all metrics, events, logs, and traces and delivers the ability to visualize, analyze, and troubleshoot your entire AWS environment. In addition, you only pay for what you use with simple consumption pricing plans, including a free tier to help you get started. Available in AWS Marketplace and Amazon EKS Blueprints add-on for CDK.

The Nirmata Cloud Native Policy Management Solution lets DevSecOps teams ensure the security, compliance, and operational readiness of their Kubernetes Workloads and Clusters by automating the creation, deployment, and lifecycle management of policy-based Intelligent Guardrails; delivering policy insights, alerts, and reports; and facilitating team collaboration through integration with DevSecOps process, tools, and workflows. Available in AWS Marketplace.

PerfectScale’s vision is to streamline how DevOps/SRE teams operate by turning data into actionable intelligence that fights ineffectiveness, endless firefighting, and above all, chaos. PerfectScale provides easy-to-use solutions that help DevOps teams ensure peak Kubernetes performance at the lowest possible cost. Prioritize and eliminate resilience and performance risks/issues caused by under-provisioned containers. Safely reduce waste generated by over-provisioned containers without jeopardizing performance. Effortlessly govern and visualize the cost, utilization, and waste for each layer of your K8s stack. Available in AWS Marketplace.

Pulumi’s Infrastructure as Code platform lets you create, test, deploy, and manage containers, AWS Lambda functions, and other infrastructure using your favorite languages. Available in AWS Marketplace.
Solo’s Gloo Platform allows teams to secure, scale, simplify, and save costs on their application networking on AWS. Gloo Platform (based on Istio, Envoy, and Cilium) is an integrated platform that automates deployments, simplifies operations, and extends enterprise capabilities such as zero trust security, multi-tenancy, advanced routing, and observability to the entire Layer 3 through Layer 7 stack. Gloo Platform connects multiple Solo products in one place. Available in AWS Marketplace.

SUSE’s patented container firewall technology starts blocking on Day 1 to protect your infrastructure from known and unknown threats. Their behavioral learning and Security as Code automation processes improve the flow between development and security. Integrating policy helps prevent future exposure. SUSE NeuVector is a 100% open source, Zero Trust container security platform. Continuously scan throughout the container lifecycle and protect workloads during run-time with network security and process/file monitoring. NeuVector is a Kubernetes-native container security platform that delivers complete container security. Available in AWS Marketplace.

Sysdig helps companies secure and accelerate innovation in the cloud. Powered by Runtime Insights, Sysdig Secure stops threats in real time, reduces vulnerabilities by up to 95%, and helps you prioritize and remediate security posture risk. With roots in open source with Falco, the open standard for cloud threat detection, Sysdig Secure helps teams secure AWS Cloud and container services, including AWS Fargate, Amazon EKS, and Amazon ECS. Available in AWS Marketplace.

Customers: Learn About EKS Ready Partners

Amazon EKS Ready Partners provide software solutions to run Kubernetes on AWS, on-premises, or edge—allowing customers flexibility and a breadth of customization options to fit their use case. These partners specialize in both EKS and EKS Anywhere and are thoroughly technically validated to ensure they’re following AWS best practices.

Learn more about Amazon EKS Ready Partners.

Partners: Looking To Validate Your Amazon EKS Ready Offering?

Partners with Amazon EKS Software offerings can learn more about becoming an AWS Service Ready Partner.

To validate your EKS Ready offering through the AWS Service Ready Program, you must be a validated or differentiated members of the Software Path prior to applying. Amazon EKS Ready Partners receive a focused build, market, and sell strategy workshop to help help them differentiate offerings and maximize value of programs and benefits, in addition to AWS Service Ready Program benefits.

For program requirements, review the Program Guide and access the application in AWS Partner Central (login required).