Kubernetes (Beta)

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 monitoring and managing the Kubernetes platform 24/7 you can focus on delivering what really matters for your business.

Innovation

Innovation

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

Interactive Research

Flexibility

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

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.

Features

Vanilla Kubernetes

Catalyst Kubernetes Service is based on vanilla Kubernetes, allowing you to use all standard services and tools in the Kubernetes ecosystem.

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Workload portability

Certified Kubernetes enables portability and interoperability with other Kubernetes platforms on-premise or across cloud providers.

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Identity & access management

Control access in Kubernetes using Catalyst Cloud accounts and role permissions.

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Network security

Clusters are deployed to a private network by default and only made visible to the internet if you choose to do so.

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Traffic filtering

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

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Cluster resiliency

Master and worker nodes are created in anti-affinity groups to ensure the cluster can better tolerate hardware failures.

Auto healing

Master and worker nodes are constantly monitored and automatically repaired in case of failures.

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Auto scaling

Dynamically increase or decrease the number of worker nodes, according to the current resource allocation in the cluster.

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Rolling upgrades

Easily upgrade to the latest supported version of Kubernetes with minimum or no downtime to applications.

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Stateful applications

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

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Integrated load balancer

Kubernetes automatically creates and manages load balancers, so you can easily expose applications to your private networks or the internet.

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Integrated monitoring

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

Integrated dashboard

Use the native dashboard to visualise and interact more easily with Kubernetes.

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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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Prices

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).