Multi-tenancy and multi-cluster Kubernetes platform KubeSlice, delivered by company Avesha from Bedford, MA, has been released as open source. Now that it is an open source project, the larger Kubernetes ecosystem is free to utilize and contribute to it.
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Organizations like Phillip Van Heusen (PVH), ThreatWarrior, and Tory Burch utilize KubeSlice today to manage and optimize Kubernetes workloads for use cases involving multi- and hybrid-cloud, SaaS, the edge, and 5G.
“Kubernetes multi-tenancy is difficult to achieve, yet remains a critical need for cloud native businesses due to greater operational efficiencies, better management of resources, and the need to control costs and cloud waste,” said Prasad Dorbala, Chief Product Officer at Avesha. “We wanted to share KubeSlice with the community to bring even more contributors into the project and fast-track progress in Kubernetes networking and multi-tenancy. We believe that KubeSlice is the most comprehensive solution for multi-tenancy and multi-cluster management problems in the market and looks forward to expanding the community around it.”
SaaS and Edge Service Providers
By generating ‘Application Slices,’ which function as virtual clusters over any infrastructure, KubeSlice would easily provide isolation and multi-tenancy. Regardless of where they are physically deployed, applications on a Slice are completely isolated, remain within the resources allotted to the Slice, and are free to communicate with one another. Therefore, KubeSlice would facilitate smooth networking across applications while offering additional features like namespace and RBAC access controls, fine-grained segmentation and isolation capabilities, service export, automatic service discovery, traffic prioritization, and more.
KubeSlice is made to reduce the complexity, expense, and operational overhead related to Kubernetes settings. It would be suitable for a variety of isolation-required Kubernetes and cloud native use cases. KubeSlice is used by SaaS and Edge service providers to build a slice for each client or team, enabling isolation for cost-effective resource management.
With “smooth and simple” hybrid cloud application connectivity, hybrid cloud providers would enable bursts from the cloud to the data center or from the data center to the cloud. With a single pane of glass and consistent policy sharing across clouds, KubeSlice may further connect workloads between various clouds for multicloud observability and governance, whether for governance or by acquisition.
Some Contributions from the KubeSlice Community
“In retail, we aim to provide exceptional experience to our customers and a technology like KubeSlice that manages and scales modern, digital customer-facing cloud applications is very relevant to us,” said Abi Sachdeva, CTO at Tory Burch. “Avesha’s approach to multi-tenancy and multi-cluster visibility and management for enterprise Kubernetes deployments is impressive. We’re excited to see the open source version of KubeSlice and how the community adopts the platform.”
“I’m excited to see Avesha open source their KubeSlice project and I wish them the best,” said Matt Klein, Lyft. “It’s an interesting set of capabilities that adds latency awareness, multi-tenancy, & isolation in single or multi-cluster Kubernetes deployments. I’m excited to see how the project grows over the coming months with wider community adoption.”
“KubeSlice has an interesting approach to multi-cluster slicing. In particular, the QoS, rate-limit, and latency awareness capabilities enable a rich set of advanced use cases for applications deployed across multiple clusters,” said William Caban, Global Telco Chief Architect at Red Hat. “Looking forward to seeing the KubeSlice open-source community grow through community contributions.”