Migrating away from NetApp Kubernetes Service

Kubernetes April 2, 2020

NetApp recently shared that they will discontinue their NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) on the 19th of March. As an NKS customer, you now have the challenge to migrate your Kubernetes clusters and workloads to a new solution.

NKS will cease operations on April 30, 2020 giving customers and end users less than one month to migrate onto a new solution. This timeline alone could be a challenging task, but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic it presents a monumental hurdle. IT departments already facing reduced operational capacity now have to migrate their whole infrastructure in a minuscule timeframe.

Based on the last information from public NKS Slack, there are more than 10.000 clusters that need to be migrated today.

Total Kubernetes clusters by provider

We are requested almost daily by our customers if we can help them migrate their Kubernetes clusters and we can help NKS customers deliver their migration in time.

Kubermatic is in the top 5 corporate contributor to the Kubernetes project and we are known for Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform and KubeOne (Github). Depending on the exact use-case, we can provide two ways to manage clusters in the future with either KubeOne and/or Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform.

KubeOne is an open source Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management tool that automates cluster operations on any cloud, on-prem, edge, and IoT environment with one tool that works on every platform. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform allows operators to centrally manage the global automation of thousands of Kubernetes clusters across multicloud, on-prem, and edge with unparalleled density and resilience. Both solutions support multiple cloud providers including AWS, Azure, GCE and on-prem installation with VMware and bare metal.

If you face any challenges migrating away from NetApp Kubernetes Service, we can and will help you resolve them and greatly accelerate your journey to cloud native. We offer consulting packages like “Kubernetes Accelerator for Operator” or “Application Migration Accelerator” to speed up migration to a new solution.

Learn more about our Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform Enterprise Software Solution, and request a Demo to learn more.

Sebastian Scheele

Sebastian Scheele

Co-founder and CEO