Amazon EKS Distro

An open-source distribution of Kubernetes from AWS

Perform reproducible builds using the same open-source Kubernetes source code, tooling, and documentation as Amazon EKS.

Deploy EKS Distro on your own self-provisioned hardware infrastructure, including bare-metal servers, VMware vSphere virtual machines, and Amazon EC2 instances.

Update your builds with the latest security patches, plus extended support in alignment with Amazon EKS’s Version Lifecycle Policy.

How it works

Amazon EKS Distro is a Kubernetes distribution built and maintained by AWS, and used by Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), that makes it easy to create reliable and secure clusters.
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Use cases

Deploy consistently on premises and in the cloud

Run the same secure, validated, and tested Kubernetes components that power Amazon EKS within your own Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances.

Modernize on-premises applications

Eliminate the need to keep up with upstream Kubernetes and security patches so you can focus on your core business.

Leverage existing hardware investments

Continue using your own hardware and data center investments to run your Kubernetes workloads.

How to get started

Download Amazon EKS Distro

Find everything you need to build the source components that make up EKS Distro.

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Start building

Get started with Amazon EKS Distro on GitHub.


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Get answers to your questions

Visit the FAQ page to learn more about EKS Distro availability, cluster creation, and version support.

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