Managed Apache Kafka

Now running Kafka 2.6

Fully managed Apache Kafka anywhere, on-prem and multi-cloud environments.

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Upstream Kafka on-rails, fully automated and integrated into your infrastructure.

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Key Features


  • Kafka ACLS data-plane authorisation
  • Encrypted client-broker transfer with TLS
  • Data security assurance — SOC2 and ISO27001/2


  • Direct host access and IP visibility
  • Open source Kafka Connector
  • Access to Kafka REST Proxy


  • 99.99% SLA, high availability by default
  • Load balancing and data replication
  • Support in deploying Schema Registry


  • Kafka experts provide 24/7 management
  • Schedule updates to downtime windows
  • Web-based dashboard of key health metrics

Kafka on any Kubernetes,
any cloud and at any scale

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App information

Versions managed Kafka 2.6 by default
We can support your specific version — contact us.
Zookeeper Fully managed

Cloud architecture

Kubernetes Yes - any conformant Kubernetes (incl. AKS, EKS, GKE and more)
Public Clouds AWS, Azure and GCP
Data Center Regions Single or multiple
Data Centre Availability Zones Single or multiple
On-premise Any OpenStack, bare metal and key third-party providers such as VMWare.
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Hybrid-cloud Yes, with persistent streaming managed
Multi-cloud Yes, with persistent streaming managed


High Availability Yes
Number of partitions No limits
Number of replications No limits
Throughput No limits
Node size No limits
Latency Managed Kafka will match the latency your cloud can achieve
KSQL Full integration

App Operations

Updates Yes
Managed updates Scheduled and downtime windows
New nodes On-request
Load balancing Automatic load balancing by default
Schema Registry deployment Yes, support in deploying your organisation's Schema Registry
Metrics and Visualisation Yes, web-based dashboard


Connectors Yes, all open source Kafka Connectors
Direct Hostname and IP visibility

Security and reliability

Security Patches Yes
Kernel Kernel Livepatch
24/7 Monitoring Yes — all geographic regions and time-zones
Break/Fix response Yes, 24/7
SLA Yes, 99.9% up-time
ISO270001/2 certified Yes
SOC2 Type 2 certified Yes
GDPR Compliance tested Yes

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Optimise your open source

Regain focus

  • You drive the business, we maintain the apps
  • Put DevOps on-rails with high quality foundation
  • Expand globally without needing a global team

Reliable and robust

  • Reduce human-error
  • Automated response to common issues
  • Managed by app specific experts

Predictable pricing

  • Per-machine price
  • Multiple portfolio apps, no extra cost
  • Unlimited usage
  • Transfer management back on request

Accelerate to market

  • Bring your own cloud
  • Use apps without hiring delays
  • Offload background apps to our specialist team

Managed Kafka - Pricing

We manage applications at both the host and the guest level. All prices are dependent on current cloud architecture and requirements.

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All prices are annual  Per VM Per Host
Managed Applications on public clouds, VMware, OpenStack or Kubernetes $3,099 $6,861*
Managed Applications on bare metal   $9,470

* On a VMware, OpenStack or Kubernetes cluster, managed applications on VMs or Containers can be priced per compute host in the cluster as long as the entire cluster is covered.

Plan and optimise your Kafka deployment

Watch this webinar to understand the key design decisions in creating a resilient and secure Kafka streaming pipeline, and options to achieve operations at scale.

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