Kubermatic, Formerly Loodse, Open Sources Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform

June 19, 2020 0 By Hoofer
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Kubermatic, a multi-cloud and edge Kubernetes automation provider that simplifies operations at scale, today released Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 as open source under the Apache 2.0 License and has changed its name from Loodse. Open sourcing Kubermatic’s core platform code will give IT operations teams everywhere the ability to fully automate the management of Kubernetes clusters across multi-cloud, on-premises, edge, and IoT environments in a single interface. Kubermatic is a Top 5 corporate committer to the Kubernetes Project after Google, VMware, Microsoft and Red Hat. 

“After a decade of centralized cloud computing, the industry is at the beginning of the next cycle of decentralized computing, now at the edge,” says Sebastian Scheele, CEO of Kubermatic. “Edge computing will only be successful with complete automation of infrastructure and applications. Open sourcing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform will allow end users to simplify Day 2 operations and accelerate their journey from the cloud, to the core datacenter, and up to the edge so they can focus on application development and innovation.”

Manage Kubernetes Clusters with Resilience at Massive Scale 

Kubernetes deployments continue to increase in scale and shift towards hybrid/ multi-cloud and edge environments, leading to new challenges in application lifecycle management, security and governance, and consistency for operations and development teams. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform addresses these complexities while delivering high availability and high density of Kubernetes master control planes, and lowers Kubernetes operational costs for enterprise and telecommunications customers by 72%. Additional features include: 

  • Support for all major public cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as KubeVirt, OpenStack and VMware vSphere environments
  • Automated lifecycle management with built in provisioning, scaling, updating, and clean up of clusters with an API call
  • Central self service portal across multi-cluster, multi-cloud, and multiple regions to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service within short time to market
  • Multi-tenancy and user management with preset environments for distributed teams
  • Infrastructure Logging & Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Self-healing HA Kubernetes in Kubernetes architecture based on Kubernetes CRDs and Operators for simplified management

Additionally, Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform now features Kubermatic Virtualization, a native KubeVirt integration for the simultaneous management of containerized and virtualized applications with Kubernetes. This enables organizations to modernize infrastructure and accelerate cloud native adoption without the need to refactor every application first.

“We have partnered with Kubermatic for three years to provide MetaKube, our Multi-cloud Kubernetes as a Service. It was essential we work with a team that understands Kubernetes at both a strategic and deep technical level and as a leading contributor to Kubernetes, Kubermatic has a strong footprint within the cloud native landscape. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform has enabled us to operate Clusters for dozens of enterprise customers on Azure, AWS and our very own OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Open sourcing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform is a great move that will help even more teams successfully benefit from cloud native infrastructure for any environment,” says SysEleven CEO Marc Korthaus. 

“We will continue to be at the forefront of the cloud native transformation and be a reliable partner with ever expanding software platform solutions to support our customers’ automated multi-cloud and edge operations,” says CEO Sebastian Scheele.