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Simplification Through Automation: The Key to Kubernetes Success
By simplifying Kubernetes deployment and management, DKP enables your organization to gain all the benefits of cloud-native Kubernetes while establishing a future-proof foundation for smart cloud-native innovation.

Simplification Through Automation:
The Key to Kubernetes Success

The D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP) is unique in its ability to simplify
Kubernetes and advanced cloud-native deployments.

D2iQ simplifies and automates the most difficult parts of an enterprise Kubernetes deployment across all infrastructures, including cloud, multi-cloud, on-premise, edge, and air-gapped environments.

By simplifying Kubernetes deployment and management, DKP enables organizations to easily overcome Day-2 operational barriers (security, observability, stability, upgradeability, resilience, governance, etc.) and get up and running in minutes and hours rather than weeks and months.
DKP simplifies the deployment and management of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) operations that are the basis for smart cloud-native applications, enabling data scientists to focus on furthering the business rather than wrestling with underlying Kubernetes infrastructure..
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How DKP Simplifies Kubernetes Management Through Automation


GitOps Workflow

DKP is architected around the new Cluster API (CAPI) technology that simplifies declarative infrastructure management using GitOps, automating many of the formerly manual processes required to keep systems running and scaling. Built around CAPI, DKP becomes the single, centralized point of control for your application infrastructure, empowering you to more easily deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes workloads.



A centralized management plane enables you to visualize, monitor, and manage clusters across distributed multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments from a single point of command. Observability also includes user visualizations within the three tenancy views for business units and developers.


Military-Grade Security

DKP meets NSA Kubernetes security hardening guidelines and follows enterprise security best practices, including zero trust and access control through single sign-on, encrypted data addresses, and a network policy quota. The container images that are shipped as part of the platform are Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) scanned before every major and minor release. DKP is secure out of the box, FIPS compliant, and designed for full air-gapped deployments.


Application Catalog

A curated library of applications enables you to easily access and add certified and tested CNCF applications to DKP. Customer and third-party applications are available for easy access and deployment.


Real-time Cost Management

There is visibility up to the level of individual applications, but at the same time you can zoom out and have cost visibility for your entire infrastructure. You can also zoom in and calculate the cost of each application, each team, and each namespace.


Simplified AI/ML

By simplifying the deployment and full lifecycle management of AI and ML workloads at scale, Kaptain AI/ML enables you to accelerate the creation and deployment of smart cloud-native applications. An add-on to DKP, Kaptain AI/ML enables data scientists to more effectively manage the lifecycle of AI/ ML models without the need for Kubernetes infrastructure management skills.


DKP Insights

DKP Insights analyzes the alerts, metrics, logs, and events from Kubernetes clusters managed by DKP and generates heuristic analytics for potential issues and operational challenges. This enables infrastructure teams to quickly identify and proactively resolve issues on their own, enabling greater support productivity, speed, and reduced costs, while preventing downtime and loss of revenue.


Pure Upstream Kubernetes

Unlike other vendor distributions, DKP is built on pure upstream open-source Kubernetes, enabling you to migrate easily to any environment and harness the innovation of the open-source community without fear of lock-in. DKP is uniquely designed to provide a fully interoperable and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)-conformant Kubernetes experience, enabling you to leverage the best innovation the industry has to offer while ensuring the security, resilience, and lowest cost of ownership.

How DKP Does Enterprise Kubernetes The Right Way
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Enable Day 2 Readiness Out-of-the-Box Without Lock-In

DKP takes care of the heavy lifting by providing a comprehensive, enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution and a full stack of CNCF-certified Day 2 platform applications that are integrated, automated, and tested at scale for an out-of-the-box, production-ready experience. DKP is a complete solution built on pure upstream open-source Kubernetes, providing you the freedom to leverage ongoing open-source innovation, immune to the lock-in of proprietary solutions.

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Ensure Consistency, Security, and Performance

DKP provides centralized governance, control, and declarative provisioning of any Kubernetes cluster or CNCF-conformant Kubernetes distribution, as well as end-to-end declarative lifecycle management for both infrastructure and applications from a single central point of control. Both allow for greater standardization, security, and performance across disparate clusters with zero downtime.

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Ensure Quick, Simple Deployment of AI/ML and Fast Data Pipelines

DKP builds on its legacy of delivering enterprise-grade stateful applications by enabling advanced application use cases for Kubernetes, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and fast data pipelines. With DKP, you can automatically provision Apache Spark, Cassandra, and Kafka from the management plane’s catalog of platform applications and obtain a robust Kubernetes platform, powerful AI/ML platform, and NVIDIA DGX AI-development solution, all certified and tested.

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Harness the Power of Experience

DKP provides expert consulting services, training, and support for both Kubernetes and the entire cloud- native stack of platform applications in your deployment. By leveraging our knowledge, expertise, and operational guidance, you can avoid common pitfalls and ensure faster time to market.

D2iQ Product Family

The D2iQ Product Family enables you to easily deploy and manage a cloud-native
enterprise Kubernetes environment and establish a future-proof foundation for smart cloud-native applications and operations.

Based on the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP), the D2iQ Product Family gives you a full range of deployment capabilities—single cluster, multicluster, edge/IoT, and AI/ML deployments, across single-cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, on-premise, edge, and air-gapped environments.

The hallmark of the D2iQ Product Family is ease of use. DKP enables you to be up and running in minutes and hours rather than weeks and months, with complete stability, military-grade security, and rapid time-to-value. Complexity is reduced through packaging, automation, integration, and elegant design.
The D2iQ Product Family enables you to achieve state-of-the-art cloud-native modernization and realize all the agility, manageability, reliability, productivity, and cost-of-ownership benefits you seek when implementing a Kubernetes platform.

DKP Essential

For customers with lighter and less complex workloads, DKP Essential provides everything needed to gain the maximum benefits from an easy-to-manage, easy-to-deploy, single-cluster Kubernetes solution. A seamless and painless upgrade path is always available to the more robust, full-featured DKP Enterprise multi-cluster solution.

DKP Enterprise

DKP Enterprise is D2iQ’s flagship Kubernetes offering, providing the most advanced, feature-rich, easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, and cost-effective multi-cluster Kubernetes environment available. DKP Enterprise eases the management of Kubernetes clusters through a centralized management plane that enables you to deploy and manage all platform applications–including logging, monitoring, networking, access control, backup and restore, and policy service–to any CNCF-conformant Kubernetes distribution from any environment.

Kaptain AI/ML Add-On

Kaptain AI/ML simplifies AI/ML operations to enable data analysts to focus on attaining business results rather than configuring the underlying Kubernetes technology. A notebook-based approach enables data scientists to work in the manner in which they are most comfortable and productive.

DKP Edge/IoT

For devices at the edge, DKP Edge/IoT provides all the core functionality needed for management at edge locations, including lightweight deployment, monitoring, and logging. Thousands of edge sites can be managed through the centralized management plane that DKP Enterprise provides, with a reach that can span all environments, including firewalls and air-gapped environments.

Ensured Success Through Expert Services and Support

D2iQ provides consulting services, training, and end-to-end support for both Kubernetes and your entire cloud-native stack of services and applications. By leveraging our expertise and operational guidance, you can avoid common pitfalls and ensure agility and faster time-to-market.

Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes Technology

DKP was designed to provide a fully interoperable, CNCF conformant open-source experience so you can leverage the best innovation that the industry has to offer while ensuring the security, resilience, and TCO that your organization demands.

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Production-Ready Kubernetes for the Enterprise

DKP is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution designed to help companies quickly and easily get into production. DKP is built on pure upstream, open-source Kubernetes and includes a full suite of best-of-breed platform services for Day-2 production, delivering a complete, out-of-the-box solution that is production-ready for the enterprise.
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Enterprise Kubernetes Cluster Governance and Control

DKP provides a federated management plane that delivers centralized visibility, management, and governance of any Kubernetes platform or distribution from a single point of control. DKP provides standardization across a wide expanse of Kubernetes resources while ensuring lifecycle management for infrastructure (through CAPI) and applications (through FluxCD), unified policy, and better operational insights.
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Kaptain AI/ML Powered by Kubeflow

End-to-End Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

An enterprise-ready distribution of open-source Kubeflow that enables your organization to develop, deploy, and run their entire AI/ML workloads in production, at scale, and in a consistent and repeatable manner, without sacrificing your security or compliance requirements.

Expert Professional Services

As you grapple with challenges of why, how, and where to begin your cloud-native journey, our Professional Services Team provides expert guidance and support from Day 1 design to Day 2 operations — and everything in between

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D2iQ’s Advisory Services are designed to assist your organization from the start of its Kubernetes journey. These services deliver expert guidance across the cloud native landscape to ensure that in-depth mapping and design of the necessary technologies leads to a successful outcome.

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D2iQ’s Activation Services are designed to establish internal expertise of your organization’s use cases so you can build a production-grade deployment environment. These services are tailored to meet your cloud native application needs for scalability, efficiency, and speed.

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D2iQ’s Adoption Services are designed to help with Day 2 operations enablement and continuous support and improvement in the lifecycle of your applications.

Certified Training and Expert Support

When adopting and using new cloud native technologies, learning the intricacies of the landscape and the nuances of each technology can be quite complex. To significantly shorten this effort, D2iQ’s certified team of training and support experts can help your organization develop the skills they need to succeed.

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Training Services

D2iQ is a Certified Training Partner (KTP) and delivers instructor-led courses that can equip you with the skills and knowledge to successfully plan, build, and operate on Day 2 in production, both for Kubernetes and its supporting platform services.

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Support Services

D2iQ has a deep bench of support experts ready to assist you through the challenging issues that face any operational effort. Our team delivers a unique mixed workload testing methodology and process that ensures your stack of technologies are initially and continuously tested to ensure interoperability of key services.

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