Operate Kubernetes at scale with Clastix Kamaji and SUSE Rancher




Clastix, a leader in Kubernetes multitenancy solutions, is now a SUSE ecosystem partner. Customers can now take advantage of innovative solutions that benefit from SUSE’s decades of engineering excellence and open source leadership coupled with Clastix’s unique solutions for Kubernetes deployments.

Clastix has now published their Kamaji solution in the SUSE Rancher Apps and Marketplace catalog and we’ve invited Clastix for a guest blog so you can discover more about their solutions for Kubernetes multitenancy and deploying Kubernetes as a Service. 


How it works 

Kamaji deploys and operates Kubernetes at scale with a fraction of the operational burden. Combined with SUSE Rancher, it offers a powerful platform to run a managed Kubernetes service as the hyperscalers do. Kamaji turns a Kubernetes cluster into an admin cluster to orchestrate hundreds and thousands of clusters called tenant clusters. Kamaji is unique because the entire tenant cluster control plane is a regular Kubernetes Pod running in the admin cluster instead of a dedicated set of virtual machines. This approach makes running control planes at scale less costly and much easier to deploy and operate. 


Initially created as a tool for MSPs, Kamaji opens a broader range of use cases for enterprises, such as, for example, Kubernetes as a Service, cluster simulations, ephemeral clusters and testing workloads. 

Clastix Kamaji multitenancy


Added value 

SUSE Rancher is a complete container management platform for Kubernetes, giving you the tools to successfully run Kubernetes anywhere, from cloud to edge to on-premises data centers. Rancher adds significant value to Kamaji by centralizing authentication and role-based access control (RBAC) for all tenant clusters as well as giving global admins the ability to control cluster access from one location. Rancher also enables detailed monitoring and alerting for all clusters and their resources, ships logs to external providers and integrates directly with Helm via its Apps and Marketplace catalog. 


Easier setup and management  

Rancher uses a catalog-like system to import bundles of charts from repositories and then uses those charts to either deploy Rancher’s tools or custom applications packaged as standalone Helm charts. With the release of the Kamaji Helm chart v0.10.1, you can now quickly deploy the Kamaji Operator directly from the Rancher management panel. As the next step in the roadmap, you’ll be able to deploy Kamaji tenant clusters directly from the Rancher console thanks to the coming Kamaji Custom Cloud Provider. 


To learn more about how Clastix Kamaji and SUSE Rancher can help you run a managed Kubernetes service as the hyperscalers do, visit our website for more information or get in touch with the Clastix team. You can also contact the SUSE Rancher team. 

We look forward to talking to you!


About Clastix 

Clastix is a leader in Kubernetes multitenancy solutions. Clastix products and services help organizations of any size to overcome Day2 challenges and confidently run large infrastructures based on Kubernetes. 


Author: Adriano Pezzuto, founder at Clastix


AdriaAdriano has been working with the Internet since the beginning: starting his career at a telco company, it took him to work at large networks management systems, later building highly available and scalable cloud infrastructures and then being accountable for helping customers of any size to learn and adopt Cloud Computing. 

His interest has always been in cutting edge technologies, being one of the first in his country to spread the Cloud Native revolution. Today, Adriano is turning his large experience into Clastix, as a founding member and General Manager. 


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