Karmada: Open, Multi-Cloud, Multi-Cluster Kubernetes Orchestration
Karmada (Kubernetes Armada) is a Kubernetes management system that enables you to run your cloud-native applications across multiple Kubernetes clusters and clouds, with no changes to your applications. By speaking Kubernetes-native APIs and providing advanced scheduling capabilities, Karmada enables truly open, multi-cloud Kubernetes.
Karmada aims to provide turnkey automation for multi-cluster application management in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud scenarios, with key features such as centralized multi-cloud management, high availability, failure recovery, and traffic scheduling.
Karmada Use Cases
- Cross region/AZ deployment for applications to achieve HA
- Cross cloud migration when disaster occured
- Automatic scaling out from on-prem to cloud when load burst
- K8s Native API Compatible
- Zero change upgrade, from single-cluster to multi-cluster
- Seamless integration of existing K8s tool chain
- Out of the Box
- Built-in policy sets for scenarios, including: Active-active, Remote DR, Geo Redundant, etc.
- Cross-cluster applications auto-scaling, failover and load-balancing on multi-cluster.
- Avoid Vendor Lock-in
- Integration with mainstream cloud providers
- Automatic allocation, migration across clusters
- Not tied to proprietary vendor orchestration
- Centralized Management
- Location agnostic cluster management
- Support clusters in Public cloud, on-prem or edge
- Fruitful Multi-Cluster Scheduling Policies
- Cluster Affinity, Multi Cluster Splitting/Rebalancing,
- Multi-Dimension HA: Region/AZ/Cluster/Provider
- Open and Neutral
- Jointly initiated by Internet, finance, manufacturing, teleco, cloud providers, etc.
- Target for open governance with CNCF