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The federated management plane of DKP
Deliver centralized observability, federated management, and organizational governance of disparate Kubernetes clusters, regardless of distribution, from a single central point of control for all environments.

Why Use D2iQ Kommander?

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Manage Applications and Infrastructure Declaratively

Simplify Application and Cluster Lifecycle Management

DKP simplifies lifecycle management for both infrastructure (through CAPI) and applications (FluxCD) using GitOps, automating many of the formerly manual processes required to keep systems running and scaling. By embracing a declarative approach to Kubernetes, DKP makes deploying, managing, and scaling Kubernetes workloads more auditable and repeatable and less error-prone.
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Provide Real-Time Cost Management

Lower TCO with Out-of-the-Box Kubecost

Understanding the financial impact of cluster sprawl across an organization is exceptionally difficult, especially as more users, teams, and projects spin up new clusters in different environments. Kommander’s out-of-the-box Kubecost integration provides cost granularity in real-time using tools that have awareness of Kubernetes. This deep awareness allows you to attribute costs to the right departments, applications, projects, or other organizational groups, for reduced waste, better forecasting, and lower TCO.
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Enable Centralized Observability for Easier Troubleshooting

Enhance Logging and Monitoring Across Clusters

As various parts of the organization require new Kubernetes clusters, there is often no centralized, overarching visibility into the clusters they are monitoring. Kommander provides enhanced visibility and control from the same central point of control, with integrated logging, monitoring, and alerting across all clusters. This capability allows you to centrally review the health and performance of each cluster by region, availability zone, or cloud provider, so that monitored threats are detected and issues can be resolved before they escalate, thereby saving valuable time.
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Deliver Federated Management Across a Wide Variety of Roles

Provide Enterprise Access Controls for Multi-Tenancy

Operators need the ability to create lines-of-separation across identities and access to resources. Kommander addresses these challenges by providing single sign-on and federated role-based policy across all organizational clusters. This capability helps ensure that as services are being provisioned, organizations can delegate management and operational responsibilities at various levels to those who require them.
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Ensure Unified Management and Governance

Manage Risk and Security Vulnerabilities

When cluster sprawl is left unchecked, it can introduce all kinds of complexities around visibility, management, and security. Kommander provides centralized governance and policy administration across cluster deployment, manageability, accessibility, and security updates so you can create standardization around how new clusters are configured and used, while meeting compliance requirements for regulatory, IP, and other unique organization needs. Kommander 2.0 is FIPS validated, for even greater confidence around security.

Features and Benefits


Operational Dashboard

Provide instant visibility and operational efficiency into the Kubernetes landscape from a single, central point of control.


Integrated GitOps Workflows

Enable declarative end-to-end application lifecycle management with built-in FluxCD, as well as canary and A/B deployments and roll-back.


Out-of-the-Box Kubecost

Provide real-time cost management and attribution of costs to the right groups, applications, or projects for better forecasting and lower TCO.


EKS and AKS Lifecycle Management

Provision, spin up, and deprovision EKS and AKS clusters in a fully automated way.


Multi-Cluster Platform Application Management

Centrally manage and deploy all Day 2 platform applications, such as logging, monitoring, networking, and more, to any CNCF-conformant Kubernetes distribution from any environment, with governance.


Service Mesh Integration

Add advanced networking capabilities, such as multi-cluster and cross-cluster service discovery, load balancing, and security, across a variety of hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and multi-cluster environments.


Governance and Policy Administration

Assert centralized delegated Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and cluster policy to govern clusters and services and create lines-of-separation across various project initiatives.


Centralized Authentication

Leverage existing authentication and directory services for secure access and single sign-on to broad cluster-based resources.


Service Version Control

Ensures conformance to sanctioned service versions of both Kubernetes and its supporting platform services to help reduce security exposure and provide simplified supportability of services.


Data Pipeline Provisioning

Provision Spark, Cassandra, and Kafka automatically from the Kommander catalog of platform applications.


Node Pool Management

Reduce complexity with single command cluster creation and removal.

D2iQ Resources for Enterprise Kubernetes Success

The D2iQ Guide to Steering a Successful Kubernetes Ship Cover

The D2iQ Guide to Steering a Successful Kubernetes Ship

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Kubernetes Governance: Take Control of Your Multi-Cluster Operations

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From Order to Disorder: Controlling the Chaos of Cluster Sprawl

Because DKP comes with a dashboard that enables all of these services on any cloud platform, it really helps our customers focus on the applications they want to develop.

Tjebbe de Winter

Tjebbe de Winter, Managing Director at Cyso

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