Enterprise PKS is ideal for running:
- Stateful, clustered workloads like Apache Spark and Elasticsearch
- Apps that are already containerized as Docker images (like from an ISV)
- Workloads that require access to infrastructure primitives
Open Source Kubernetes
Enterprise Pivotal Container Service 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 &
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.
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.
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 & 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.
Constant Compatibility with GKE
Apps are cross-compatible between Enterprise PKS and Google Container Engine (GKE). That means you’re always running the latest stable Kubernetes version and can easily move workloads to (and from) GKE.