Highly Available, Built for Day 2 Operations
Reliably deploy and run containerized workloads across private and public clouds. Pivotal Container Service™ eases the Day 2 operations burden for container orchestration with built-in HA, monitoring, automated health checks, and much more.
PKS™ is ideal for workloads like Spark and Elasticsearch, and when you need access to infrastructure primitives. Further, use PKS for apps that require specific co-location of container instances, and for those that need multiple port binds.
Open Source Kubernetes
PKS uses the latest stable OSS distribution of Kubernetes—with no proprietary extensions.
Deploy K8s clusters on-demand with BOSH, a powerful release engineering toolchain.
Breakthrough Operational Efficiency for Kubernetes
PKS simplifies Day 2 operations for K8s with built-in high availability (HA), monitoring, analytics, and automated health checks.
PKS is highly available up and down the stack, from apps to infrastructure. There are no single points of failure.
PKS gives IT teams the flexibility to deploy and consume Kubernetes on-premises with vSphere, or in the public cloud. And because PKS is powered by BOSH, you get a reliable and consistent operational experience on any cloud.
Network Management and Security Out-of-the-Box
PKS includes NSX-T network virtualization to programmatically manage software-based virtual networks on vSphere and VMC.
Fully Automated Ops
With PKS, you can deploy, scale, patch, upgrade Kubernetes clusters the system—without downtime.
Easy Integration with VMware Tools
Integrate PKS with VMware tools like vRealize Operations Manager, vSAN network storage, and Wavefront for a full-featured on-prem deployment.
Includes Harbor, a Registry for docker Images
PKS comes with Harbor, an enterprise-class container registry server. Harbor extends open source docker with vulnerability scanning, identity management, and support for multiple registries.
Integrated with the PCF Service Catalog
Extend PKS with a growing library of add-on services. Easily add APM tools, database services, and much more with the Service Broker API.
Constant Compatibility with GKE
Apps are cross-compatible between PKS and Google Container Engine (GKE). That means you can easily move workloads to (and from) GKE.