23 Technologies is a global first team working to bring cloud native technologies to the industry. We are actively working on GAIA-X and are committed to a data-sovereign Europe, sustainable IT solutions and open-source software development.

Our products are completely modular and can be used independently of each other. Only without inflexible integration is it really possible to avoid vendor lock-ins.

Since we build on open source components, we also actively participate in their continued development.

23REP – Runtime Extension Platform

23REP provides an enterprise-class platform for deploying runtime extensions based on serverless and microservices for extending applications. It is built on top of Kyma and can be deployed on any existing Kubernetes cluster. It comes equipped with a lot out-of-the-box functionalities like an Istio-based service mesh, or built-in monitoring, tracing, and logging based on Grafana, Prometheus, Jaeger, Loki, and Kiali.

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For 23REP, we offer bundles of services for specific domains, like data processing, high-performance computing (HPC), blockchain, or internet of things (IoT). Provided with best practices and good standard configurations, these are well prepared for productive usage.

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23KE – Enterprise-class Kubernetes Engine

23KE is an enterprise-class Kubernetes engine for industrial use cases as well as cloud service providers. Its strength is its focus on Kubernetes itself. It focuses on scalability, reliability, and self-healing of Kubernetes clusters. No bloatware with tons of features on top that only a few or no one needs and only exist for themselves. This enables 23KE to achieve a high production grade.

Based on the open source project Gardener it offers Kubernetes Clusters as a Service at scale. With a lot out-of-the-box functionalities for the daily operations routine of the Kubernetes clusters.

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Source: https://github.com/gardener/dashboard

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Digital sovereignty layer model

In the document Digitale Souveränität – Status quo und Handlungsfelder by the Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech) the Gardener project, the core of 23KE, is listed as a key building block in GAIA-X for the new Infrastructure as a Service layer in the digital sovereignty layer model.

Source: Digitale Souveränität: acatech IMPULS entwirft Schichtenmodell als Handlungsrahmen für die EU

Who is using 23KE?

We have already been able to satisfy the first customers with our solution and are working together with them to be able to provide Managed Kubernetes in production for their workloads and customers in the near future.


Who is using Gardener?

Gardener adopters in production environments that have publicly shared details of their usage.

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Features of 23KE

Standardize your Kubernetes cluster deployments across all of your used on- and off-premise clouds. Deploy universal Kubernetes clusters and all required logging and monitoring with the 23KE control plane. Transform your architectural approach and focus on the innovation itself.

Cloud Native

Kubernetes Native

Scalable by Design

Extensible By Design

Multi cloud




Self Service Dashboard

Self Service API

Integrated metrics

Integrated logging


User management

Backup and migration

Insights & Monitoring

100% K8s compliant

100% vanilla K8s

Fully managed


Enterprise support

Professional services

23MKS – Managed Kubernetes Service

With 23MKS, the use of Managed Kubernetes is possible independent of a specific CSP. We take care of Kubernetes and everything under it. Our service is based on our enterprise-class Kubernetes engine 23KE. The managed clusters are run on hyperscalers like AWS, Azure, or GCP as well as OpenStack-based CSPs such as City Cloud. This can be selected accordingly when creating the clusters to meet the respective requirements.

Automatic deployment of security patches
Version and update deployment of Kubernetes
Highly available and geo-redundant control plane
Full admin-level access to the Kubernetes API