Kubermatic, a global provider of enterprise-grade cloud native platforms and services, has announced the 2.19 version of their Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP). By integrating and automating infrastructure operations on a single platform, this release helps global enterprises to develop their cloud and edge initiatives and integrate it with legacy IT infrastructure.
Kubermatic’s product innovation leading up to this release would demonstrate the company’s dedication to provide the most adaptive and autonomous software delivery platform.
Gartner analysts predict that 95 percent of new digital workloads will be implemented on cloud native platforms.
“With a strengthened focus on digital transformation, businesses are increasingly adopting cloud native and cloud first strategies but are struggling to integrate them with their existing environments, systems, and legacy applications,” said Sebastian Scheele, CEO and CTO at Kubermatic. “We believe that every existing asset is valuable and that your current tech stack should be leveraged to its full potential. For this reason, we have built the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform to unify all environments and systems under one roof. This enables businesses to deliver the speed, agility, and scalability that cloud native technologies generate, while protecting existing investments.”
Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.19
The following are mentioned as key client benefits offered by Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.19:
- External cluster support – Users may import their current AKS, EKS, and GKE clusters into KKP 2.19 and monitor and operate them from the KKP dashboard. Users no longer need to visit several dashboards, and observability and control are consolidated.
- High-performance networking – Cilium and Konnectivity support have been added to KKP 2.19, which are best-in-class open-source technologies from the cloud native ecosystem that improve stability and performance for KKP users. KKP users may now pick between the two most popular CNIs, Canal and Cilium, or simply install and administer a CNI of their choosing, thanks to the addition of Cilium CNI.
- Paving the way for air-gapped environments – The requirement to install and manage applications in isolated and distant locations is growing in tandem with the emergence of edge computing use cases. KKP 2.19 introduces support for the Operating Systems Manager (OSM), giving users greater control over their hybrid cloud and edge environments. Furthermore, OSM is a need for fully automatic support of air-gapped clusters, which is planned in the future version.
As of January 25, 2022, the Community Edition of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.19 is open-source and accessible for download.