Amazon EKS Distro

Amazon EKS-D allows for the manual deployment of secure and reliable workload clusters, free from constant testing and tracking for dependencies, security patches, and updates of Kubernetes. EKS-D provisions clusters with consistent versions of Kubernetes and dependencies of Amazon EKS. The deployment of EKS-D is standardized enough to build your Kubernetes cluster on any public, private or on-prem platform. Once the community support for Kubernetes versions expires, Amazon takes care of the version control including the latest security patches. With EKS-D, users enjoy benefits such as secure Docker images, back-ported security fixes, and a single upstream vendor.

Provision and Manage Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) with Spectro Cloud

Spectro Cloud leverages EKS-D services to customers as a platform of their choice. We support easy provisioning and management of EKS-D services for on-premises as well as for public cloud platforms such as:

  • vSphere Cloud Provider (vSphere)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure (Azure)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Metal as a Service (MaaS)
  • OpenStack Cloud

We have made the usage of EKS-D easy by incorporating it as integration within the Spectro Cloud pack. At the click of a button, EKS-D is brought to use while creating a Spectro Cloud-specific cluster profile. Once the cluster profile is created, users can deploy EKS-D based Kubernetes clusters through the Spectro Cloud console.

eksd-cluster-profile

eksd-cluster

Why EKS-D with Spectro Cloud

Spectro Cloud fosters the tenant EKS-D clusters with add-on features such as authorization, monitoring, logging, load balancing, and more. The extensive platform support that Spectro Cloud provides to its customers makes EKS-D with Spectro Cloud highly flexible. We provide isolation to the EKS-D tenant clusters by virtue of projects and RBAC.

Spectro Add-On Packs
Deployment specificsLogging
Monitoring
Security
Authentication
Service Mesh
Load Balancer
Ingress
Service Mesh
Helm Charts
Registries
Spectro EKS-D Platform Support
Public CloudAmazon Web Services (AWS)
Microsoft Azure (Azure)
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
On-PremisesvSphere Cloud Provider (vSphere)
OpenStack Cloud
Metal-as-a-Service Cloud (MaaS)
Resource Isolation
ProjectUsers and teams with specific roles can be associated with the project.
The project helps to organize the cluster resources in a logical grouping
RBACRole-Based Access Control.
This is a method that allows the same user to have a different type of access control based on the resource being accessed.

Supported EKS-Distro Versions

  • v1-21-eks-4

Reference

https://aws.amazon.com/eks/eks-distro