Benefits & Use cases

Here are some key customer benefits of using Amazon EKS Anywhere:

  • Simplify on-premises Kubernetes management - Amazon EKS Anywhere helps simplify the creation and operation of on-premises Kubernetes clusters with default component configurations while providing tools for automating cluster management.
  • One stop support - AWS supports all Amazon EKS Anywhere components including the integrated 3rd-party software, so that customers can reduce their support costs and avoid maintenance of redundant open-source and third-party tools.
  • Consistent and reliable - Amazon EKS Anywhere gives you on-premises Kubernetes operational tooling that’s consistent with Amazon EKS. It builds on the strengths of Amazon EKS Distro and provides open-source software that’s up-to-date and patched, so you can have a Kubernetes environment on-premises that is more reliable than self-managed Kubernetes offerings.

Use-cases supported by EKS Anywhere

EKS Anywhere is suitable for the following use-cases:

  • Hybrid cloud consistency - You may have lots of Kubernetes workloads on Amazon EKS but also need to operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises. Amazon EKS Anywhere offers strong operational consistency with Amazon EKS so you can standardize your Kubernetes operations based on a unified toolset.
  • Disconnected environment - You may need to secure your applications in disconnected environment or run applications in areas without internet connectivity. Amazon EKS Anywhere allows you to deploy and operate highly-available clusters with the same Kubernetes distribution that powers Amazon EKS on AWS.
  • Application modernization - Amazon EKS Anywhere empowers you to modernize your on-premises applications, removing the heavy lifting of keeping up with upstream Kubernetes and security patches, so you can focus on your core business value.
  • Data sovereignty - You may want to keep your large data sets on-premises due to legal requirements concerning the location of the data. Amazon EKS Anywhere brings the trusted Amazon EKS Kubernetes distribution and tools to where your data needs to be.