D2iQ Kubernetes Platform Enhancements Boost Multi-cloud Management and Give Amazon EKS Users a Bigger Bang

D2iQ, the leading enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications, today released updates to its D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), enhancing organizations’ ability to streamline the deployment and management of Kubernetes workloads in Day 2 production environments. Of particular significance for Amazon Web Services Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) customers is the ability to deploy and manage EKS Kubernetes clusters more easily.

Managing multi-cluster and multi-cloud environments is a problem faced by many organizations modernizing their infrastructures. By providing a central management plane that unifies and eases the management of all Kubernetes clusters, DKP 2.3 gives enterprises unparalleled control and consistency across multi-cloud, multi-cluster landscapes.

New Multi-cloud, Multi-cluster Capabilities

Among its new capabilities, DKP 2.3 makes it easier than ever to manage AWS EKS clusters and now also supports provisioning Kubernetes on the top-three public cloud providers–Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform–along with support for the Kubernetes distributions from each of these cloud providers: AWS EKS, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

In addition, DKP 2.3 can now centrally configure and deploy applications per cluster in a multi-cluster environment, providing more flexibility and control when managing multi-cluster environments.

By adding support for provisioning Kubernetes clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, DKP 2.3 enables DKP users to centrally manage all their Kubernetes clusters within the three most popular public cloud provider services, making multi-cloud Kubernetes management easier and giving organizations more flexibility when it comes to public cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes distributions.

Additionally, DKP 2.3 provides support for attaching existing GKE clusters and deploying the DKP Day-2-ready platform applications, making GKE clusters production-ready and enabling organizations to centrally manage third-party cloud provider Kubernetes distributions of their choice (EKS, AKS, and GKE).

Big Boost for AWS EKS Customers

With this latest update, DKP adds value to AWS EKS by providing a comprehensive ecosystem of supported and open-source Kubernetes platform applications that accelerate the path to production at scale. Platform teams can now focus on creating developer experiences to solve business challenges without compromising innovation and security.

While Amazon EKS offers a great foundation for building cloud-native applications, production-grade enterprise platforms need to be augmented with additional capabilities to meet Day 2 operational challenges, as a founding member of the CNCF, D2iQ has deep experience in deploying containers and Kubernetes in production. The new updates to DKP provide our customers with everything they need to adopt Kubernetes on Amazon EKS, expand and run enterprise-scale Kubernetes to hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge environments, and more quickly realize the value of smart cloud-native applications.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tobi Knaup, CEO of D2iQ.

Insights Ease Problem Resolution

DKP 2.3 also includes two significant alert features to the D2iQ technology preview of DKP Insights, DKP’s self-service troubleshooting capability. Insights now prevent potential problems and downtimes by checking workload configuration against a set of best practices and suggesting improvements. DKP Insights alerts also are enhanced through a details page that includes information on the anomaly, root cause analysis (RCA), and suggested solutions to resolve the anomaly.

Additional new features in DKP 2.3 include:

Enhanced documentation: The updated documentation feature reorganizes the content from all D2iQ solutions for DKP. Improved search functionality enables users to search across all products more easily on the platform without having to learn all the platform components.

Kubernetes 1.23 support: DKP 2.3 supports Kubernetes 1.23, enabling users to benefit from the latest features and security fixes in upstream Kubernetes.