Today, we are excited to announce that Tetrate Istio Distro (TID) is deployable as an add-on for Amazon EKS. Istio is the de facto standard for running service mesh on top of Kubernetes, and AWS EKS is one of the most popular ways to run Kubernetes. Tetrate’s TID is the first Istio distro deployable using EKS add-on commands, and this new capability makes it super simple to run Tetrate’s hardened, FIPS-compliant, and fully upstream Istio distribution everywhere EKS is available. By making TID available as an add-on, we are making it easier for organizations to productionize Istio, reduce operational complexity, and ultimately achieve application security and modernization goals faster. In this blog, I will show you how to get started with this new EKS add-on.
For most organizations, modernizing enterprise applications is a journey. During this journey, it’s not uncommon for applications to migrate from datacenters to clouds, VMs to containers, with concerns and requirements spanning from edge to workload and everywhere in between––often all at the same time. Istio, the most widely deployed and de facto standard service mesh, helps enterprises manage application modernization along every step of that journey. And now, Tetrate Istio Subscription (TIS) is available for Amazon customers on the AWS Marketplace, making it the first hardened Istio subscription with enterprise support available there.
Tetrate works with Amazon EKS and EKS Anywhere to bring seamless connectivity and management to Kubernetes applications both on-premises and in the cloud. One of Tetrate’s founding goals is to enable our customers to manage their applications everywhere––from edge to workload, between services and VMs, in datacenters and the cloud––and to do it securely, reliably, and scalably while providing a consistent experience to IT ops and developers across these environments.
That goal aligns perfectly with EKS Anywhere, Amazon’s new Kubernetes offering that reaches beyond AWS. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a managed compute platform for containers that allows customers to avoid the undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in using roll-your-own Kubernetes to run modern applications on AWS. EKS Anywhere is a new deployment option for Amazon EKS that enables customers to easily create and operate Kubernetes clusters on-premises, including virtual machines (VMs) and bare metal servers. With EKS Anywhere, Amazon offers its customers a consistent Kubernetes experience both on-premises and in the cloud.