It's Complete.

Pharos is a Certified Kubernetes with all batteries included. It is powered by the latest upstream version of Kubernetes kernel and include tools for cluster lifecycle management. Pharos is everything you love about Kubernetes. Taken to the next level.

It's Secure.

Pharos clusters are ultra secure. The security is hardened following the NIST recommendations and releases passing CIS security benchmark. In case of CVE, Pharos clusters may be upgraded with no downtime once the fixes become available.

It's Everywhere.

Pharos is a vendor neutral community driven Kubernetes that works on any infrastructure at any scale. It works flawlessly on public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, on-premises, bare metal or at the edge, no problem!


Deploy and run Kubernetes workloads at any scale on any infrastructure. All batteries included.
Kubernetes Kernel
  • V1.18
Supported Cluster Upgrade Strategies
  • Rolling (zero-downtime)
  • Instant
Supported Infrastructure
  • Private datacenter
  • Public cloud
  • Hybrid
  • Edge
Supported Machine Types
  • Bare metal
  • VM
Supported Machine Architectures
  • Intel (x86-64)
  • ARM (ARM64)
Supported Host Operating Systems
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Redhat
  • Ubuntu
Supported Cluster Data Store Options
  • In-cluster elastic etcd with TLS
  • External etcd with TLS
Supported Control Plane Availability Options
  • Single master
  • Multi-master
Supported Container Runtimes
  • Docker
Supported CNI Plugins
  • Weave
  • Calico
  • Custom
Supported Storage Providers
  • Public Cloud
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Azure
  • Custom
  • Private Cloud / On-Premises
  • OpenStack
  • VMWare VSphere
  • Custom
Built-In Security Conformance
  • CIS security benchmark
  • NIST SP 800-190
Built-In Security Features
  • RBAC
  • Pod security policies
  • Network policies
  • Cluster firewall (firewalld)
Built-In Networking Features
  • Hybrid / Edge
  • Intelligent Network Mesh
  • Multi-cluster Networking
Built-In Applications Management Features
  • Helm
Built-In Metrics
  • Metrics Server
Source Code
  • Available on Github


Lights, Camera, Action! The live demo of Pharos cluster setup.

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Pharos is the simple, solid & certified Kubernetes distribution that works on any infrastructure: public & private clouds, on-premises, edge & hybrid. It's 100% open source & free. Get started today!

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Screenshot of Pharos cluster from Lens