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Nutanix Kubernetes Engine
Kubernetes Management Made Simple

Nutanix Kubernetes Engine

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Fast-track your way to production-ready Kubernetes and simplify lifecycle management with Nutanix Kubernetes Engine, an enterprise Kubernetes management solution.


Organizations are rapidly adopting Kubernetes as they undertake large-scale digital transformation projects aimed at improving business agility. While software developers speed ahead leveraging containers, microservices architecture, and cloud-native technologies, IT operations becomes a roadblock as it struggles to deploy and manage the required on-premises Kubernetes infrastructure.

Why? Kubernetes is as complex as it is powerful. Few organizations have the expertise or IT resources to build and manage their own production-ready Kubernetes environments. Kubernetes presents major challenges across cluster configuration, persistent storage, availability, and lifecycle management that can take weeks—even months—to solve. On top of that, Kubernetes evolves rapidly with each release.

Most commercially-available managed Kubernetes solutions are expensive and involve proprietary elements which impact application portability and choice in multi-cloud contexts. In order to fully capitalize on the scalability, agility, and speed-to-market advantages that Kubernetes offers, enterprises need a solution that is simple to operate while preserving the native Kubernetes experience.

Managed Enterprise Kubernetes with Nutanix Karbon

Karbon is Nutanix’s enterprise Kubernetes management solution that enables turnkey provisioning, operations, and lifecycle management of Kubernetes. Unlike other Kubernetes solutions, Karbon integrates seamlessly with the entire Nutanix cloud-native stack, and dramatically simplifies Kubernetes without vendor lock-in. For Nutanix customers, Karbon is included in all AOS software editions.

Deploy production-ready, multi-master Kubernetes clusters in only a few clicks
Automatically configure and deploy your Kubernetes clusters for high availability (with or without an external load balancer) through a simple, streamlined workflow.

Easily configure persistent storage
Every Karbon Kubernetes cluster is deployed with Nutanix’s full-featured CSI driver, which natively integrates with Nutanix Volumes and Nutanix Files to easily provide persistent storage for containerized applications. Nutanix Supports persistent volume Read-Write-Once (Nutanix Volumes & Nutanix Files) and Read-Write-Many (Nutanix Files only) access modes. S3-compatible storage is also easy to set up with Nutanix Objects.

Scale seamlessly, without limit
Add Kubernetes worker nodes with a single click. When additional physical resources are needed, expanding the cluster is just as simple.

Upgrade nodes and Kubernetes versions without downtime
Streamline node operating system patching and upgrade Kubernetes to the latest version with no disruption to production applictions.

Monitor, log, and get alerts
Karbon integrates best-in-class open-source tools for cluster monitoring, logging, and alerting. Prometheus, ElasticSearch, Fluent Bit, and Kibana (EFK stack) are deployed on every cluster.

Get expert full-stack support from a proven vendor
Easily get to the bottom of any technical issue. Nutanix is your single source of technical support for the entire Cloud Native Platform.