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Solo.io's Gloo products earn Amazon EKS ready designation from AWS
Fri, 1st Dec 2023

Solo.io, a player in cloud-native application networking, announced today that they have successfully achieved the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Ready designation from Amazon Web Services (AWS). This recognition validates the architectural integrity and adherence of Solo.io's Gloo Products to AWS's exacting best practices for Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Anywhere.

This designation further differentiates Solo.io as an AWS Partner, offering assurances to customers that Solo.io's tools are compatible with Amazon EKS and Amazon EKS Anywhere. This recognition under the Amazon EKS Ready moniker enables customers to easily and quickly identify AWS Partner software solutions suitable for running Kubernetes on AWS, on-premises, or edge.

Amazon EKS Service Ready Partners like Solo.io, empower AWS customers by providing them with the ability to personally tailor the Kubernetes solution to align with their own unique business requirements with third-party operational software, including Gloo. The software solutions provided by these partners are validated by AWS Partner Solutions Architects to ensure a consistent customer experience using partners' products on Amazon EKS or Amazon EKS Anywhere.

Many modern enterprises are grappling with the complexities often associated with adopting cloud-native technologies. These can include the task of scaling and ensuring the security of Kubernetes clusters, integrating varying development teams and microservices, as well as maintaining adaptability to upcoming innovations. Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io explained their pride in becoming an Amazon EKS Ready Partner, as it reaffirms their dedication to helping companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation AWS offers, combined with the simplicity provided by Gloo.

The AWS Service Ready Program was established to validate software products developed by AWS Partners that work seamlessly with specific AWS services. The software products under this program are technically vetted by AWS Partner Solution Architects ensuring sound architecture and adherence to AWS best practices. This level of validation allows customers to spend less time evaluating new tools and more time to scale their use of solutions that are compatible with AWS.

Gloo Products by Solo.io are designed to meet customers wherever their current position on their cloud journey, addressing their present challenges and needs while enabling subsequent progress. By leveraging AWS EKS, Solo.io's Gloo products offer clients the opportunity to simplify and boost the security and connectivity of cloud-native services as applications continue to expand into multi-cluster or multi-cloud environments. Gloo is readily available to install directly in the Amazon EKS console as an EKS add-on.