Platform9 Launches Managed Kubernetes Service
Managed Kubernetes service is an infrastructure-agnostic, SaaS-managed
offering. Unlike legacy software distribution models, Managed Kubernetes
is deployed and managed entirely as a SaaS solution, across on-premises
and public cloud infrastructure. The company also introduced Fission, a
new, open source, serverless framework built on Kubernetes. These
offerings feature a drastically simplified operational and consumption
model that eliminates the steep learning curve currently associated with
Kubernetes, and allow DevOps and IT teams to focus on solving core
•Pure-Play Kubernetes, SaaS-Managed: Managed Kubernetes packages upstream releases as a "SaaS managed" solution, meaning it will always be 100% pure-play, avoiding vendor lock-in. Because the solution is deployed, monitored, supported and upgraded as SaaS, users can focus on using Kubernetes without the management overhead.
•Fully Integrated, Runs Anywhere: Several Kubernetes integrations are included out-of-the-box: end-to-end security, multi-tenant controls for user quotas w/ SSO integration, integration with external persistent storage and load-balancers, making it easy to use in any infrastructure from on-premises to public cloud providers (such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine).
•Highly Available: Managed Kubernetes creates highly available, multi-master, multi-etcd Kubernetes clusters that can span across availability zones in your private or public cloud environment. This means your Kubernetes environment can tolerate local failures across one or more availability zones.
•Runs Side-by-Side with OpenStack: Managed Kubernetes is offered as a
peer service to Platform9 Managed OpenStack, giving customers the
freedom of choice across both. Microservices developers can use
Kubernetes independent of OpenStack, virtualized application developers
can use OpenStack, and IT/Operations can manage across both frameworks
through a single management pane.
Fission represents the fastest, simplest way to start developing
applications for Kubernetes. It provides a simple, serverless interface
to leverage Kubernetes, enabling DevOps and IT teams to write REST-based
application backends, event-driven automation or custom application
controllers. Instead of taking weeks to realize the value from
Kubernetes' powerful abstractions, developers can now deploy simple REST
functions to Kubernetes within hours.
•Runs anywhere: Fission decouples serverless from the underlying infrastructure. It can be run anywhere Kubernetes can run, which ranges from developer's laptops, to datacenters in enterprises and service providers, and public clouds such as Google Container Engine or Amazon Web Services.
•Open and extensible: Fission is an open-source project (under inception with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation), thereby enabling a wide ecosystem of contributors and users to collaborate under the umbrella of open-source. The framework is extensible to various languages and runtimes.
•Makes Kubernetes more user-friendly: Fission provides a more intuitive first experience for anyone new to Kubernetes or microservices, and will accelerate time-to-utility for Kubernetes. In addition, Fission makes it easy to integrate other Kubernetes services, enabling greater automation and flexibility for applications being built using the leading micro-services framework.