Pivotal Container Service

Production-ready Kubernetes for the enterprise

Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is an enterprise Kubernetes platform, architected for rapid results, scaling, and reliability on any infrastructure.

Highly available, built for Day 2 operations

Reliably deploy and run containerized workloads across private and public clouds. Enterprise Pivotal Container Service eases the Day 2 operations burden for container orchestration with built-in HA, monitoring, automated health checks, and much more.

Enterprise PKS is ideal for running:

  • Developer services, including Pivotal Application Service for Kubernetes, Pivotal Build Service, Concourse, Spinnaker
  • Application services provisioned from a catalog or marketplace
  • Apps that are already packaged in a container image (like from an ISV)

Open-source Kubernetes

Enterprise PKS uses the latest stable OSS distribution of Kubernetes—with no proprietary extensions.

Multitenancy made easy

Keep your workloads properly isolated. Secure your containers within a single cluster by using network segmentation. Or easily deploy multiple clusters for higher isolation levels.

Automated patching and
comprehensive security

With Enterprise PKS, you can deploy, scale, patch, and upgrade all the Kubernetes clusters in your system—without downtime. Rapidly apply security fixes when new vulnerabilities are detected.


Production ready

Enterprise PKS is highly available up and down the stack, from apps to infrastructure. The service also includes dynamic load balancing, zero downtime updates, automated health checks, and much more.


Enterprise PKS gives IT teams the flexibility to deploy and consume Kubernetes on premises with vSphere, or in the public cloud. And because Enterprise PKS is powered by BOSH, you get a reliable and consistent operational experience on any cloud.

Network management and security out of the box

Enterprise PKS includes NSX-T to programmatically manage software-defined virtual networks, and to keep your K8s network secure.

On-demand provisioning

Deploy K8s clusters on-demand through the command line (CLI) and API using BOSH, a powerful release engineering toolchain. K8s clusters deployed by Enterprise PKS are also constantly watched and kept healthy by BOSH.

Easy integration with VMware tools

Integrate Enterprise PKS with VMware tools like vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Log Insights, and Wavefront for a full-featured on-prem deployment.

Includes Harbor, a registry for Docker images

Enterprise PKS comes with Harbor, an enterprise-class container registry server. Harbor provides vulnerability scanning and identity management for Docker images, and supports multiple registries.

Expose and consume services from your containers

Enhance your containers with a growing library of add-on services. Easily add APM tools, database services, and much more with the Open Service Broker API and Kubernetes Service Catalog.

Built on open source

Enterprise PKS is built atop Cloud Foundry’s Container Runtime (the project formerly known as Kubo).

A Kubernetes service for all your container management scenarios

Pivotal offers a portfolio of options to help you consume upstream Kubernetes the best way for each use case. Mehr dazu

Essential PKS

Deploy on private and public cloud, managed by you.

Signed and supported upstream Kubernetes binaries with validated designs.
Includes expert support to proactively guide you through upgrades or maintenance and reactively troubleshoot if/when needed.
Enterprise PKS

Deploy on private and public cloud, managed by you.

Enterprise-grade distribution that applies tightly packaged technologies like BOSH, NSX, and Harbor to speed deployment and simplify operations.
Simpler to deploy and operate.

Let's talk.

Contact us about Pivotal Container Service.

Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse!

Wir melden uns in Kürze bei Ihnen.