NetApp HCI along with NetApp Kubernetes Service enables you to deploy your applications as you would with a public cloud provider—all in a self-service mode. This enables you to treat your datacenter as a deployable region of your multi-cloud.
The following components are used for cloud services on NetApp HCI:
NetApp Deployment Engine: Deploys NetApp HCI.
NetApp HCI management node: Establishes a connection to NetApp Cloud Central and authenticates and registers the NetApp HCI installation to a Cloud Central account. You can use the management node also to update management service bundles.
NetApp Hybrid Cloud Control: Deploys and configures NetApp HCI Element and enables cloud services on NetApp HCI.
NetApp Kubernetes Service agent: Maintains a communication tunnel between NKS and NetApp HCI, creates user clusters, and maintains deployed cloud services.