The platform of choice for microservices-based cloud architecture
Microservices-based architecture has become the preferred design pattern for developing modern and decoupled business applications because of its key features such as resiliency, fault tolerance, and scalability. However, microservices-based applications require a platform that can complement them with a highly available orchestration layer for managing containerized microservices. And container orchestration tool Kubernetes has fast emerged as the platform of choice because of its openness and the higher flexibility it offers. As organizations continue to accelerate their migration from on-premises to cloud or natively build their applications, Kubernetes gains further traction across the industry as the vibrant open-source Kubernetes community keeps up the pace of innovation, and allows easier operations and faster turnaround time. But there’s the overhead of managing and governing the Kubernetes control plane nodes. This is where Amazon EKS comes in.
Helping you build your cloud architecture with Amazon EKS
Amazon EKS is a fully managed, cloud-based service to run Kubernetes on AWS Cloud and on-premises data centers. Amazon EKS helps build, secure, and maintain Kubernetes clusters on AWS Cloud. It enables you to run Kubernetes clusters on AWS without installing and managing the Kubernetes control plane or on-premise using Amazon EKS Anywhere. It allows you to deploy and manage containerized applications at a scale.
Organizations building a hybrid cloud architecture adopt Amazon EKS for easy integration with external DevOps infrastructure for workloads on-premise or on other hyperscaler clouds. As Amazon EKS is built on open-source Kubernetes, it doesn’t cause vendor lock-in or require any application code refactoring. At the same time, organizations can continue leveraging any existing investments made in third-party plug-ins/tools as they continue to adapt to any Kubernetes environment.
Developers prefer containers for running cloud-native applications on physical and virtual infrastructure due to ease of scaling and efficient use of infrastructure. Kubernetes is one of the best container orchestration tools used to automate deployments, scale, and manage containerized applications.
TCS has been helping customers across the globe and across industry verticals leverage Amazon EKS to migrate and modernize their enterprise application landscape. Using Amazon EKS, we help them start, run, and scale Kubernetes on AWS Cloud and build their cloud architecture.
TCS has built capabilities, offerings, and accelerators for leveraging Amazon EKS as an application delivery platform for SaaS-based applications or in-house shared clusters for development teams.
By creating a containerization strategy aligned with clients’ digital strategy using our proprietary frameworks and assessments, architecture blueprints, and industry-specific knowledge, we bring a rich implementation experience in deploying and managing container workloads.
Better performance, scalability, and availability of AWS infrastructure with Amazon EKS
Here’s what you stand to gain when you work with us:
Cost benefits: With cost optimization through shared clusters, autoscaling, and on-demand provisioning of clusters, 60-80% of current run costs across environments is saved.
Performance: Amazon EKS simplifies the process of building a cloud-native architecture in AWS. Users can manage the applications running on their cluster or adjust individual resources using the Kubernetes Dashboard or any other third-party tools without installing, operating, or maintaining their Kubernetes control plane.
Integration with AWS services: The solution integrates seamlessly with AWS serverless offerings like AWS Fargate to host container workloads and allows on-premises distribution of Amazon EKS–EKS Anywhere, AWS Outposts, AWS Local Zones, or AWS Wavelength. Also, integrates easily with AWS networking and security services, and other functions such as Elastic Load Balancing, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Identity and Access Management, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
Scalability: Amazon EKS helps to manage the availability and scalability of a Kubernetes API server and the etcd persistence layer. Amazon EKS clusters can be set up within few minutes using GitOps pipelines compared to the many days it takes for on-premise infrastructure provisioning.