Install Amazon EKS Distro anywhere

Canonical

on 1 December 2020

One install, one cluster, snap!

Today, we’re excited to announce that EKS is available outside of AWS, on any Ubuntu system, with the EKS snap. This announcement builds on the existing collaboration between Amazon and Canonical to ensure the quality, security, and usability of Ubuntu-based EKS clusters on AWS.

“Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) builds on our productive collaboration with Canonical around Ubuntu on AWS, and allows us to expand EKS beyond AWS cloud on any machine running Ubuntu. The full EKS experience now comes in a single, immutable package with automatic updates, for low-maintenance and increased security.”, said Nikki Rouda, Head of Product Marketing, AWS.

Take the precise binaries of EKS and combine them with the MicroK8s experience, and you get an opinionated, self-healing, highly available EKS-compatible Kubernetes anywhere you can get Ubuntu. Just snap install eks and you are up and running.

“We are delighted to work with Amazon on a joint QA process to optimise the Ubuntu kernel for EKS on AWS. Our collaboration allows us to extend compatibility of cloud-native operations with EKS to anywhere using Ubuntu.”, said Alex Chalkias, Product Manager of Kubernetes, Canonical.

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