Amazon EKS delivers Kubernetes as a managed service on AWS
Customers including Snap Inc., FICO, GoDaddy, Honeywell, Intuit,
Pearson, Skyscanner, Verizon, and Zendesk are adopting Amazon EKS to run
Kubernetes on AWS
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2018--
Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:
AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Elastic Container
Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), a fully managed service that makes
it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using
Kubernetes on AWS. To get started with Amazon EKS visit: https://aws.amazon.com/eks.
Today, customers are running hundreds of millions of containers every
week on AWS. Many of these customers use Amazon Elastic Container
Service (Amazon ECS), a highly scalable, high-performance container
orchestration service that supports Docker containers and is integrated
with many familiar AWS features like AWS Identity and Access Management
(IAM), security groups, and Elastic Load Balancing. In addition to
Amazon ECS, Kubernetes has become very popular with AWS customers. A
recent survey from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation found that 57
percent of Kubernetes users run Kubernetes on AWS, more than any other
Before Amazon EKS, operating Kubernetes clusters with high availability
required specialized expertise and a meaningful amount of work.
Customers needed to provision the Kubernetes management infrastructure
across multiple Availability Zones (AZs), replace unhealthy
infrastructure, and perform updates without causing downtime. Amazon EKS
removes this complexity and delivers an architecture for production use
that automatically runs the Kubernetes management infrastructure across
multiple AZs to eliminate a single point of failure. Amazon EKS
automatically detects and replaces unhealthy nodes, and it patches and
performs on-demand version upgrades for the management infrastructure.
This makes the Kubernetes infrastructure managed by Amazon EKS
resilient, even to the loss of an entire AZ.
"More customers run containers on AWS and Kubernetes on AWS than
anywhere else," said Deepak Singh, Director of AWS Compute Services.
"Prior to Amazon EKS, customers either had to do considerable work to
architect a highly fault-tolerant way to run Kubernetes, or just accept
a lack of resiliency. With the launch of Amazon EKS, customers no longer
have to live with either of those trade-offs, and they get a highly
available, fault-tolerant, managed Kubernetes service. It's no wonder so
many of our customers are excited."
Amazon EKS takes away the pain of managing cluster operations and
administration tasks, ensuring the management infrastructure is
properly provisioned, secure, highly available, backed up, and updated.
Amazon EKS is certified Kubernetes conformant, so customers can run
their existing Kubernetes applications without any code changes using
existing Kubernetes tooling.
Axway, Conde Nast Taiwan, CyberAgent, EBSCO, FICO, FireEye, GoDaddy,
Honeywell Movilizer, Insikt, Intuit, LogicWorks, Mercari, Numerate,
Otonomo, Pearson, RetailMeNot, Schibsted, Skyscanner, Snap Inc.,
Teradata, Time Inc. UK, Trainline, Verisk, Verizon, and Zendesk are just
a few of the customers who are adopting Amazon EKS to run Kubernetes on
Intuit Inc. is a business and financial software company that develops
and sells financial, accounting, and tax preparation software and
related services for small businesses, accountants, and individuals.
"Intuit helps millions of customers improve their financial lives," said
Pratik Wadher, VP, Intuit. "Amazon EKS lets us combine the flexibility
of Kubernetes with the scalability, reliability, and security of AWS. We
plan to leverage Amazon EKS as a key component of our containers
strategy so we can continue to innovate and power prosperity for our
Pearson is an education publishing and assessment service for schools,
corporations, and students that's seen a rapid growth in adoption in the
past year. "The opportunity to leverage Amazon EKS allows us to hugely
simplify the amount of automation and infrastructure we need to directly
manage," said Chris Jackson, Director Cloud Platforms, Pearson. "This,
in turn, gives us more time to focus on a fantastic developer experience
for our internal teams, which will ultimately allow them to spend more
time building world class digital education services. Leveraging the
rate of new developments in AWS helps my team to build like a start-up
even though we are part of a major enterprise business."
Snap Inc. is a camera company focused on empowering people to express
themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun
together. 191 million people use Snapchat every day — to Snap with
family and friends, watch Stories, and explore content from top
publishers and around the world. "Snapchat serves millions of people
around the world every day, and we're thrilled to now leverage
Amazon EKS as a core compute service that can meet our needs now, as
well as upcoming plans to host several critical workloads in the coming
months," said Alex Strand, Senior Director of Engineering, Snap Inc.
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of research
databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks, and discovery services
for academic and public libraries. "We are very excited to join the
Amazon EKS community, where we can take advantage of the ever-growing
Kubernetes ecosystem while AWS absorbs the complexity," said Tom
Mitchell, Vice President of Architecture, EBSCO. "Having a unified
architecture for both our on-premises and public cloud infrastructure
allows us to evolve our products and migrate our workloads to AWS
methodically over time, without negatively impacting our customers."
INSIKT is a Fintech company that makes small, fairly-priced loans to
lower income customers with subprime credit or no credit history. "Using
Kubernetes, INSIKT has transformed our cloud-based lending and financial
services platform in just a few months by giving our teams the ability
to rapidly build and deploy new microservices," said Randy Wong, CTO,
INSIKT. "Amazon EKS will enable our next phase of growth by lowering
infrastructure costs and reducing operational overhead, so we can
continue to rapidly innovate, and deliver a best-in-class experience to
Honeywell International Inc. is a multinational company that produces a
variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services, and
aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers. Honeywell Movilizer
is a cloud application that connects and orchestrates thousands of field
operations teams at large manufacturing and services companies.
"Migrating Movilizer's architecture from running directly on servers
into containers managed by Kubernetes has given us the ability to lower
our operational costs and quickly scale into the cloud, said Vassil
Hristov, CTO, Honeywell Movilizer. "Based on our experience, Amazon EKS
is capable of supporting this complex, critical application and we plan
to move more of our workloads to Amazon EKS. This will allow us to lower
our operational costs while getting the reliability, security, and
scalability of AWS."
Trainline is Europe's
leading rail and coach platform. "At Trainline we're big believers in containers and use them
to process more than 7 billion messages per year in our data platform,"
said David Stanley, Director of Reliability, Trainline. "For
container orchestration, Kubernetes is the clear leader but, as with any
DIY platform, requires a significant investment in engineering time that
we would rather spend on improving the customer experience. We see
Amazon EKS as unlocking the benefits of container orchestration without
having to manage any heavy-lifting. Being part of the preview has
allowed our platform engineering team to get hands on with the
technology, directly work with the team behind EKS, and provide input."
In addition to developing Amazon EKS, AWS actively works with the
Kubernetes community and the Amazon Partner Network to contribute to
projects and build integrations that help all Kubernetes users take
advantage of AWS services and features. These partners include Alcide,
Aqua Security, Canonical, Cisco AppDynamics, Cloudbees, Cloudera,
Codefresh, Confluent, Couchbase, DataDog, GitLab, HashiCorp, Hasura,
Heptio, JFrog, Mapr, MongoDB, New Relic, Portworx, Rancher, SignalFX,
Solarwinds, SumoLogic, SUSE, Tigera, Trend Micro, Twistlock, and
Heptio builds open source software projects designed to make Kubernetes
easier to use when managing containerized applications, and also offers
professional support services to the Kubernetes community. "Heptio is
delighted to welcome AWS to the Kubernetes community with the GA release
of EKS," said Joe Beda, Founder, Heptio. "We are heartened by their
commitment to delivering a simple but robust upstream managed Kubernetes
service for enterprises. We see Amazon EKS as an important tool for
enterprises planning their cloud native journey and are looking forward
to working with AWS to help organizations adopt and integrate this
Tigera is a San Francisco-based startup that helps businesses connect
and secure their container-based applications. "We have been working
closely with the Amazon Web Services team to bring production grade
network security to Amazon EKS," said Ratan Tipirneni, CEO, Tigera. "Our
enterprise customers see Amazon EKS as the easiest and fastest way to
run Kubernetes at scale on AWS. Tigera and EKS together provide those
customers the network security they need to run their applications in
HashiCorp is an open source software company that enables organizations
to have consistent workflows and to provision, secure, connect, and run
any infrastructure for any application. "HashiCorp Terraform and Vault
are broadly used both on AWS and with the Kubernetes community today,"
said Mitchell Hashimoto, founder and co-CTO of HashiCorp. "We see AWS
EKS as a smart option for enterprises with large-scale, complex
microservices environments and are pleased to have worked closely
with AWS to provide day-zero support for AWS EKS in Terraform. This
allows Terraform users to bring Kubernetes on AWS into their IT
infrastructure while following the standard provisioning workflows that
the operations teams already know."
Weaveworks is a software company that provides container management and
microservices in a simple, portable and resilient way to its customers.
"Amazon created cloud computing as we know it, and Kubernetes is
critical to the future of the cloud. The combination is obvious and
compelling," said Alexis Richardson, CEO, Weaveworks. "Amazon EKS
combined with Weave Cloud's Prometheus metrics, analytics and
management, which simplifies containers deployment and monitoring for
our customers, is the fastest route to production grade Kubernetes
applications in the cloud. Finally, customers have a single toolchain
for deploying and operating applications across any mix of on-premise
servers and the Amazon cloud."
Amazon EKS is available today for all AWS customers in the US East (N.
Virginia) and US West (Oregon) AWS regions.
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