Amazon EKS Anywhere

Create and operate Kubernetes clusters on your own infrastructure

Amazon EKS Anywhere is 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 with default component configurations while providing tools for automating cluster management. It builds on the strengths of Amazon EKS Distro: the same Kubernetes distribution that powers Amazon EKS on AWS. AWS supports all Amazon EKS Anywhere components including the 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 on-premises Kubernetes operational tooling that’s consistent with Amazon EKS. You can leverage the EKS console to view all of your Kubernetes clusters (including EKS Anywhere clusters) running anywhere, through the EKS Connector (public preview)

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Benefits

Simplify on-premises Kubernetes management

Amazon EKS Anywhere helps simplify the creation and operation of on-premises Kubernetes clusters with default component configurations while providing tools for automating cluster management.

One stop support

AWS supports all Amazon EKS Anywhere components including the integrated 3rd-party software, so that customers can reduce their support costs and avoid maintenance of redundant open-source and third-party tools.

Consistent and reliable

Amazon EKS Anywhere gives you on-premises Kubernetes operational tooling that’s consistent with Amazon EKS. It builds on the strengths of Amazon EKS Distro and provides open-source software that’s up-to-date and patched, so you can have a Kubernetes environment on-premises that is more reliable than self-managed Kubernetes offerings.

How it works

How it works

Use cases

Hybrid cloud consistency

You may have lots of Kubernetes workloads on Amazon EKS but also need to operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises. Amazon EKS Anywhere offers strong operational consistency with Amazon EKS so you can standardize your Kubernetes operations based on a unified toolset.

Disconnected environment

You may need to secure your applications in disconnected environment or run applications in areas without internet connectivity. Amazon EKS Anywhere allows you to deploy and operate highly-available clusters with the same Kubernetes distribution that powers Amazon EKS on AWS.

Application modernization

Amazon EKS Anywhere empowers you to modernize your on-premises applications, removing the heavy lifting of keeping up with upstream Kubernetes and security patches, so you can focus on your core business value.

Data sovereignty

You may want to keep your large data sets on-premises due to legal requirements concerning the location of the data. Amazon EKS Anywhere brings the trusted Amazon EKS Kubernetes distribution and tools to where your data needs to be.

RaySearch customer story

Cilium, built by Isovalent, is the default networking and security layer for EKS Anywhere.

AWS Partner Isovalent builds open-source cloud-native networking software that solves networking, security, and observability for modern infrastructure.

Vanguard customer story

Flux, built by Weaveworks, provides EKS Anywhere customers with GitOps-driven cluster life cycle and configuration management.

AWS Partner Weaveworks is the original GitOps company and is a founding member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

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