Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, addresses the Audience in AWS re:Invent 2017.
(GeekWire Photo / Tom Krazit) Amazon Web Services was the final of the major cloud sellers to go all-in with the Kubernetes container-orchestration job that became a de facto standard last year, however afterwards announcing its plans to get a managed Kubernetes service last year in AWS re:Invent, that service became generally available Tuesday. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which manages Kubernetes, requires sellers to go through an accreditation procedure in order to provide a managed service utilizing the project, and AWS declared Tuesday the Amazon EKS is now”Kubernetes conformant,” not that anybody was really concerned about passing the exam. Kubernetes users happen to be running themselves on AWS for a long time, however the addition of a managed service provides AWS customers slightly more help managing Kubernetes, also brings AWS into parity with Microsoft and Google with front. AWS cited CNCF data that 57% of Kubernetes consumers are running the software on AWS, as opposed to 33 percent who are running it on Google Cloud (in which it was originally developed) and 16 percent on Microsoft Azure. The numbers add up to more than 100 percent as an increasing number of people are utilizing Kubernetes to handle deployments across several people clouds or involving people clouds and on-premises info centres, as travel giant Sabre has started to do. Amazon EKS rolled out now to the Normal opening regions to get a brand new service: US East in Northern Virginia and US West in Oregon. More regions are coming”shortly,” based on an AWS blog article, and the firm also plans to announce new features for the service after this year, with re:Invent 2018 in late November a likely venue.