Kubernetes (Tech Preview)

Run containerised applications on Kubernetes clusters that are fully managed and integrated with the Catalyst Cloud

Our Kubernetes platform makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes clusters to run containerised applications. You can fully automate the life-cycle of applications running on the cloud, becoming more agile with your workflows, enabling innovation and maximising your productivity.

The Catalyst Cloud Kubernetes platform is fully managed and removes the need for specialist knowledge, allowing developers to focus on applications instead of wrangling with infrastructure.

With Catalyst Cloud looking after the Kubernetes platform you can focus on delivering what really matters for your business.



Drive higher levels of agility, innovation, and reduce costs through the use of cloud native design patterns.

Interactive Research


Enjoy greater flexibility and choice with the benefit of an abstraction layer that allows you to consume cloud infrastructure from multiple providers, like a universal travel adapter.

Increased efficiency


Run your applications more efficiently, without having to understand the peculiarities of each cloud provider.

Why CNCF Certification is important

Certified Kubernetes (Small)

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program guarantees application portability and assures customers that Kubernetes APIs work as designed. We are the first in New Zealand to provide a CNCF certified Kubernetes platform service onshore.

The certification process puts Catalyst Cloud among the front-runners of companies worldwide developing emerging standards for cloud computing and providing a world-class solution to the New Zealand market.

The certification is in line with our strong commitment to openness and transparency. All the code we developed to create the Kubernetes Service is open source to benefit organisations here and worldwide.


CNCF certified

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation certification provides confidence that the Kubernetes APIs work as expected and guarantees portability and interoperability with other certified providers.

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Identity & access management

Control access to Kubernetes using Catalyst Cloud accounts and use roles to determine who has access to the container orchestration service.

Network security

Use network policies to improve security and restrict network traffic between services running in pods.

High availability

Deploy multiple master nodes in anti-affinity to improve the availability and resiliency of the Kubernetes control plane.

Horizontal scalability

Easily scale master and worker nodes by defining the node count and compute flavour used by them.

Integrated monitoring

Monitor the performance of each container launched by Kubernetes using the integrated Prometheus monitoring system.

Stateful applications

Persistent volume claims will automatically allocate block storage volumes that can be used by stateful applications to persist data.

Ingress controller

Ingress controllers will automatically create and manage L7 application load balancers on your behalf to expose containerised applications to the internet.

Vanilla Kubernetes

Catalyst Kubernetes Service is based on vanilla Kubernetes, allowing you to use all standard services and tools in the Kubernetes ecosystem (such as Helm, Draft, and Brigade).

100% open source

Developed upstream in collaboration with the OpenStack community and licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Available for organisations to run in their private clouds.

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The Kubernetes platform is provided at no additional cost. You will only pay for the infrastructure resources allocated for Kubernetes when you provision your clusters (such as compute, network and storage).