kamaji multi tenancy kubernetes Rancher

Operate Kubernetes as a HyperScaler

CLASTIX is now a SUSE ecosystem partner. Customers can now take advantage of innovative solution that benefits from SUSE’s decades of engineering excellence and open source leadership coupled with CLASTIX’s unique multi-tenant architecture for Kubernetes.

Friday, November 11, 2022 Adriano Pezzuto

As SUSE partner, CLASTIX published the Kamaji Operator for Kubernetes in the SUSE Rancher Apps and Marketplace catalog.

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 the enterprise too, such as: Control Plane-as-a-Service, Cluster Simulation, Ephemeral Clusters, and testing of workloads.

Rancher's 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 the project's documentation for more information or get in touch with the CLASTIX team. You can also contact the SUSE Rancher team. 

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