Public Cloud Kubernetes Made Simple

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Realize the Promise of Public Cloud Kubernetes

Deploy 4x Faster

Rapidly deploy enterprise-grade Kubernetes on public cloud of your choice

Cut Operational Burden by Up to 90%

Manage consistently across clusters and leverage the power of a fully managed service

Maximize Freedom and Flexibility

Reduce dependence on public cloud proprietary services and choose the best execution venue for applications

Redfin Creates Microservices Applications Blazingly Fast

RedFin DevOps team was struggling with the k8s operational complexity using kops on AWS, until they switched to Platform9…

Anna Bates, RedFin
“With Platform9 Kubernetes-as-a-Service, our new application roll-out time has decreased from several days or weeks to minutes or hours. Redfin developers can now experiment with existing applications and create new microservices blazingly fast …”
Anna BatesEngineering Manager, RedFin

Users are not realizing the full power of Kubernetes

Despite the availability of public cloud K8s services (EKS, GKE, AKS), enterprises struggle to leverage the scale, speed, and flexibility of Kubernetes.

It takes days to troubleshoot

A lot of moving parts that can fail: worker nodes, autoscaling, networking, storage, RBAC, etc  

It takes many “try-fail” loops to get it right

To right-size complex configurations takes repetitive and frustrating try-fail loops.

Pet clusters are handcrafted

It takes longer to upgrade, rebuild, operate, and maintain uptime.

K8s skills are rare and expensive

The best talent is snatched up by hyperscalers.

Advanced capabilities for worry-free Kubernetes operations

Import EKS/AKS/GKE Clusters

  • Easily view all clusters and workloads
  • Rely on Platform9 managed monitoring
  • Manage RBAC with an intuitive interface

Multi-Cluster Governance and Policy Management

  • Profile engine: template-based configuration of clusters, add-ons, RBAC, Helm apps, and more
  • Policy enforcement and drift analytics

Our K8s Experts Extend Your Team

  • 100% CKA support team 
  • 24/7 coverage 
  • Help with your clusters, app issues, and add-ons

Self-Service via a SaaS Control Plane

  • Dev teams can use Platform9 to build their own local clusters 
  • Secure remote access without the need for a VPN
Platform9 White Paper: Kubernetes in the Public Cloud - Challenges & Solutions

White Paper

Kubernetes in the Public Cloud — Challenges and Solutions

This white paper explains the operational challenges that public cloud Kubernetes users face along with practical solutions.

Platform9 Provides the Fastest Path to Production K8s Clusters

Platform9 automates setup tasks to get your production-ready K8s clusters ready in minutes — on any public cloud.

Task

kops
AWS EKS
Platform9

Management plane

3 hours (10-12 steps)

1.5 hours (7-8 steps)*

4-5 minutes

Monitoring and Logging

4 hours (7 steps)

10 mins (1 step)

0

Role-based Access Control (RBAC) and Identity Access Management (IAM)

<1 hour (4 steps)

<1 hour (5 steps)

2 minutes

DNS

2 hours (2 steps)

1.5 hours (4 steps)

0

Storage

<2 hours (3 steps)

<30 minutes (3 steps)

1 minute

Cluster Networking

1 hour (7 steps)

10-25 minutes (7 steps)

0

Load Balancing and Ingress Controller

<2 hours (8 steps)

<1 hour (8 steps)

2 minutes

Application Package Manager

<10 minutes to install, <3 hours to run app

<10 minutes to install, <3 hours to run app

2 minutes

Total

≅16 hours

>5-8 hours

10 minutes

*With eksctl, this time can be reduced to 15-20 minutes. However, this also increase lock-in due to the use of proprietary CLIs and APIs. All other tasks are complex and manual.

Who’s Responsible When Something Breaks?

Platform9 automates setup tasks to get your production-ready K8s clusters ready in minutes — on any public cloud.

Area

kops on AWS
EKS
Platform9

Control Plane Masters

Community Support

Fully managed

Fully managed

etcd

Community Support

Fully managed

Fully managed

Networking

Community Support

AWS support ticket

Fully managed

Storage

Community Support

AWS support ticket

Partner support

Load Balancing

Community Support

AWS support ticket

Fully managed

Cert Manager

Community Support

Community support

Fully managed

Metrics Server

Community Support

Community support

Fully managed

DNS

Community Support

Community support

Fully managed

Monitoring

Community Support

AWS support ticket

Fully managed

Logging

Community Support

AWS support ticket

Fully managed

Platform9 White Paper: Benchmarking Kubernetes Management on AWS

White Paper

Benchmarking Kubernetes Management on AWS

This white paper presents benchmark data that will help you figure out the most cost-effective way to manage a production Kubernetes environment on AWS.

How Platform9 Simplifies Kubernetes on Public Clouds

Watch this video walkthrough of Platform9 automation that demonstrates the ease of deploying and managing Kubernetes on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Public Cloud Kubernetes Made Easy

Let’s discuss your Kubernetes and cloud-native requirements and how we can reduce operational complexity, improve reliability, and speed up your time to value.

Additional Resources

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Deploy a Platform9 Managed Kubernetes cluster and connect it to Azure Arc

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