AWS Goes Live with Amazon EKS Anywhere
First announced at last December's re:Invent conference, the new Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Anywhere solution is now generally available.
The new open source service lets users deploy Kubernetes clusters in their own on-premises datacenters inside a VMware vSphere environment. It works with Amazon EKS Distro to provide a "consistent AWS management experience" to users' datacenters.
"You can reduce the complexity of buying or building your own management tooling to create EKS Distro clusters, configure the operating environment, and update software," wrote Channy Yun, AWS principal developer advocate, in a blog post Wednesday. "EKS Anywhere enables you to automate cluster management, reduce support costs, and eliminate the redundant effort of using multiple open-source or third-party tools for operating Kubernetes clusters."
Amazon EKS Anywhere offers three connectivity options: fully connected, partially connected and fully disconnected.
"For fully connected and partially disconnected connectivity, you can connect your EKS Anywhere clusters to the EKS console via the EKS Connector and see the cluster configuration and workload status," Yun wrote. "You can leverage AWS services through AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK). You can connect EKS Anywhere infrastructure resources using AWS System Manager Agents and view them using the SSM console."
Yun shared this table to show the various deployment options available through Amazon EKS Anywhere:
AWS will demonstrate Amazon EKS Anywhere, as well field questions about the product, during a Sept. 13 Containers from the Couch event.