Organizations are using containers for their application modernization and development, with Kubernetes as the underlying technology. Infrastructure and operations teams find they must deploy and manage multiple Kubernetes clusters across multicloud architectures. And those clusters might be in a single region, on-premise, in the cloud, or spread across multiple regions.
Reasons you may spread your clusters across multiple regions can be for multi tenancy, disaster recovery, or for hybrid, multicloud, or edge deployments.
Cluster management poses some unique challenges for organizations:
Proper Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management allows you to:
Developers want it to be easy access to new clusters. Operations teams and site reliability engineers (SREs) need new clusters to be configured correctly so that apps will be available in production, while being able to monitor the health of clusters in their environment.
Kubernetes cluster management addresses the common challenges administrators and site reliability engineers face as they work across a range of environments that run Kubernetes clusters.
Cluster management can help you:
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes provides a single view to manage your Kubernetes clusters from Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. No matter where in the hybrid cloud they run (on premise, bare metal, vSphere, or in public clouds, as well as clusters from public cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and IBM).
Running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes includes capabilities that unify multi-cluster management, provide policy-based governance, and extend application lifecycle management.
Enhanced site reliability engineering (SRE) experience with multicluster dashboards that provide a view of multicluster health and optimization, along with historical data.
Create, upgrade, and destroy Kubernetes clusters reliably, consistently, and at scale using an open source programming model that supports and encourages Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) best practices and design principles.
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes allows you to apply a policy-based governance approach. You’ll be able to automatically monitor and ensure security and configuration controls are operated to compliance standards or your corporate standards in a desired state model.
Use open standards and deploy applications using placement rules that are integrated into existing CI/CD pipelines and governance controls.
End-to-end visibility and control for your Kubernetes clusters
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Run your operations from anywhere that Red Hat OpenShift runs, and manage any Kubernetes cluster in your fleet.