With the introduction of Microsoft Azure Arc -enabled Kubernetes clusters and its validation of Karbon Kubernetes clusters running on Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Nutanix and Microsoft solve these problems, offering customers a fast and smooth path to hybrid cloud Kubernetes success.
Cloud native technologies pave the way for big gains in business agility, but deploying and managing Kubernetes across clouds is operationally complex. Legacy infrastructure isn’t built for the way Kubernetes uses IT resources, and without the right approach, multicloud Kubernetes is difficult to manage. In this session, you’ll learn how Nutanix HCI and Azure Arc combine to enable effective multicloud Kubernetes management that incorporates a production-grade Kubernetes stack on prem.
Extending Azure to Nutanix-based Kubernetes Environments With Azure Arc
Nutanix Karbon is now technically validated for running Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes clusters. Via Azure Arc, Azure customers can now seamlessly extend Azure’s data services and management capabilities to their on-prem Kubernetes clusters.
For cloud native organizations seeking a fast path to hybrid cloud Kubernetes, this is an excellent approach that offers substantial benefits. First, Nutanix HCI is an ideal foundation for Kubernetes, and Karbon– an integrated component– enables users to configure, deploy, and manage Kubernetes clusters in a fraction of the time it would take with a do-it-yourself approach involving legacy infrastructure. Second, Azure customers can extend their Azure investment and user experience to their on-prem datacenters. This hybrid cloud configuration offers users significantly more flexibility in scaling and migrating cloud native workloads, along with the ability to monitor all clusters and manage policies via a single interface.
Today, Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes is generally available.