GKE Enterprise cluster options

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Enterprise edition provides a unified way to work with Kubernetes clusters, extending GKE to work in multiple environments. You have consistent, unified, and secure infrastructure, cluster, and container management, whether you're using GKE Enterprise on Google Cloud, hybrid cloud, or multiple public clouds.

This guide links to detailed sets of documentation for all available GKE environments: on Google Cloud, on-premises (both VMware and bare metal) as part of Google Distributed Cloud, and on other public clouds (AWS and Azure). There are also links to core GKE information that's applicable to all environments.

GKE Enterprise also lets you add conformant non-GKE Kubernetes clusters such as Amazon EKS and Azure AKS to your Google Cloud projects. With attached clusters, you can take advantage of some GKE Enterprise features on your existing systems even without a full migration to GKE. Attaching clusters lets you view them in the Google Cloud console along with your GKE clusters, and enable a subset of GKE Enterprise features on them.

Finally, this guide also links to our fleet management docs. Fleets are a key GKE concept that let you logically group clusters, simplify their management, and enable the use of GKE Enterprise features such as Config Sync. All your GKE Enterprise clusters are registered to a fleet so that you can manage them together. You can learn much more about fleets and how they can simplify multi-cluster deployments in our fleet management overview.

To find out more about the full GKE Enterprise platform, see the GKE Enterprise technical overview. To try GKE Enterprise with a sample deployment on Google Cloud, including GKE, see Explore GKE Enterprise.