Morpheus Data Announces Enhanced Automation for Kubernetes, Terraform, Microsoft ARM

KubernetesMorpheus Data’s unified multi-cloud orchestration platform is now extended with several tool and cloud enhancements that would expose developer-friendly features with ops-friendly interfaces. This includes enhanced automation for Kubernetes, Terraform, and Microsoft ARM.

The Morpheus unified multi-cloud orchestration platform would combine simple and standardized cloud management with application-centric DevOps automation giving it a “unique” opportunity to bridge this gap.

Native K8s Scripting

The speed of application deployment is driving adoption of automation and container technologies such as Kubernetes (K8s). However, EMA research indicates less than 10 percent of enterprises plan to leverage Kubernetes in its raw form, without commercial management software on top. That’s because maintenance of these tools would fall to infrastructure teams without the right skills. In fact, 43 percent of enterprises list integration with existing tools and skill sets as the number 1 requirement for adoption of containers.

Morpheus helps customers meet this requirement with infrastructure-as-code application blueprints which are completely infrastructure and cloud agnostic, “blending the power of declarative scripting with an intuitive graphical interface (GUI) designed for everyday administrators needing a single point of control.” Morpheus would also help corporate IT extract the most value from K8s by enabling teams to easily deploy and manage K8s alongside other technologies.

With today’s updates, customers can now utilize native K8s scripting as part of Morpheus workflows. This announcement also extends Morpheus’ own JSON/YAML scripting framework to third-party infrastructure-as-code platforms starting with HashiCorp Terraform and Microsoft ARM. All of these new integrations would enable customers to leverage the full power of third-party tools while consolidating analytics, reporting, governance, monitoring, logging, and data protection across all clouds in an easy to manage interface.

“Traditional infrastructure-centric CMP offerings have stopped short of truly addressing DevOps needs,” said Brad Parks, VP of Business Development, Morpheus Data. “With Morpheus, everybody gets what they want – developers, operations, and executives all get to manage their hybrid cloud their way.”

Standardize App-Stack Deployment

In addition to automation, Morpheus would reduce complexity by helping customers standardize app-stack deployment across any public or private cloud both on-premises and off.

The latest Morpheus software release brings more multi-cloud options including support for Oracle customers running hybrid IT operations across Oracle VM and Oracle’s public cloud offering. Morpheus Data also augmented its native scaling engine for customers who want to utilize native Microsoft Azure Scale Sets in Azure and AzureStack deployments. For customers in Europe, the company added integration with T-Systems Open Telecom Cloud – which blends public-cloud flexibility with private-cloud compliance.