The open source multicloud control plane.

Workload portability across disparate environments, clusters, regions and clouds. Choose your flavors of cloud!

The many flavors of managed services we support

Crossplane enables workload portability across clusters and cloud providers for the most common managed services.




Supported cloud flavors

Mix and match services from cloud providers and on-prem. Additional support for other cloud providers coming soon.

Key Features of Crossplane

Crossplane provides a universal cloud computing API. Control your workloads across clouds and on-prem environments from one unified place.

A strong separation of concerns.

Developers can define workloads without worrying about implementation details, environment constraints, or policies. Administrators can define environment specifics, and policies. Enable a higher degree of reusability and reduce complexity.

Workload portability across cloud providers.

As a multi-cloud workload and resource orchestrator, Crossplane manages workloads (container, serverless, others) and resources they consume (databases, message queues, buckets, data pipelines, and others) across clouds and on-premise environments.

Advanced workload scheduling.

Crossplane includes an extensible workload scheduler that can factor availability, reliability, cost, and performance while deploying workloads and their resources.

Open source that doesn’t have an agenda.

Crossplane is open source software released under the Apache 2.0 license. Crossplane is a community driven effort to define a control plane that can span multiple cloud providers, many regions and offerings.

Built with high levels of extensibility.

Leverages tried and tested Kubernetes machinery to provide a high level of extensibility around APIs, resource controllers, schedulers and other components. This empowers the community to build on-top of it easily.

Full lifecycle management of resources.

A resource controller is responsible for the entire lifecycle of a resource. This resource is responsible for provisioning, health, scaling, failover, and actively responding to external changes that deviate from the desired configuration.

Utilize multiple cloud providers at a single time.

Schedule work across multiple regions and cloud providers at the same time. Use different regions of multiple cloud providers to improve availability, geographic presence, and reach.

Migrate managed services across multiple clouds.

Take advantage of automated controllers to move data across regions, clusters or clouds. As a single control-plane that spans multiple cloud providers, controllers work across clouds and use tried and tested methods for completing long running migration tasks.

Automate all of your tasks across multiple clouds.

Write custom controllers to automate such tasks as setting up replication across databases, or setting up a data protection solution across clouds. With a single control-plane that can span regions and cloud providers, and offers an extensibility model for writing custom controllers, Crossplane automates many of these tasks.

“Crossplane has an opportunity to change the cloud industry as we know it”

“Our customers are increasingly looking for a way to deploy their code across multiple cloud environments. The choices available today are too complex and vendor driven but with Crossplane the ability to orchestrate clouds becomes simple. We look forward to collaborating with them on this vision and as the first complex app running on Crossplane.”

Sid Sijbrandij
CEO and Co-Founder of GitLab

“We share the vision of having truly cloud agnostic, managed services and Crossplane is an important step forward in this direction”

“Crossplane will make it possible for organizations to take deeper ownership of where they want to run their services and how they manage their application data. Kudos to the Upbound team for architecting and delivering this critical, open source and community driven component of the cloud neutral future.”

Spencer Kimball
CEO and Founder of Cockroach Labs

“We created Crossplane to empower organizations to use the best of all the clouds.”

“Having a control plane that is able to schedule and orchestrate portable workloads across cloud providers, regions, and on-premises while still using best-of-breed managed services allows organizations to improve availability, geographic presence, as well as optimize for cost.”

Bassam Tabbara
CEO and Founder of Upbound

Learn more and get involved with the community

Join the conversation and help shape the evolution of crossplane. Here are a few ways to get started.


Join the Crossplane team and community members in our Slack group.


Watch and star Crossplane on Gitub and follow our progress.


Chat about your use case with others on the Crossplane forum.

You can also join us every other week for our community meeting call to discuss Crossplane