GitLab, Google Cloud To Offer Native Integration Into Google Kubernetes Engine

GitLab, a single application for the complete DevOps lifecycle, in collaboration with Google Cloud is now offering native integration into Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). GitLab’s integration with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) automatically configures a full DevOps pipeline and deployment environment with a few clicks.

Setting up and maintaining Kubernetes clusters can be time and resource intensive. The integration would enable GitLab developers to take advantage of Auto DevOps, by simplifying the complexity of setting up and deploying to a Kubernetes cluster. GitLab’s native GKE integration allows developers to automatically spin up a cluster to deploy applications, with just a few clicks. The clusters are fully managed by Google SREs and run on Google Cloud Platform‘s (GCP) “best-in-class” infrastructure.

“We’re excited to collaborate with GitLab to make GKE even more simple to set up through integration with GitLab’s automated DevOps capabilities,” said William Denniss, Kubernetes Product Manager at Google.

“We’re excited to collaborate with GitLab to make GKE even more simple to set up through integration with GitLab’s automated DevOps capabilities,” said William Denniss, Kubernetes Product Manager at Google. “We are constantly looking to further GKE’s mission of enabling customers to easily deploy, manage and scale containerized applications on Kubernetes, and this collaboration with GitLab unlocks accelerated DevOps for containerized applications at scale.”

Deploying Application Code

GitLab’s Auto DevOps feature automatically configures CI/CD pipelines to build, test, verify, and deploy application code based on best practice templates. Although GitLab CI/CD can deploy to any environment from cloud to bare metal, Auto DevOps would rely on having a Kubernetes deployment environment. With the GKE integration, now also the setup and configuration of Kubernetes clusters is automated. Businesses and developers that would have previously found self-managed Kubernetes, or even CI/CD, too difficult to set up can now realize “the benefits” of both.

“Before the GKE integration, Gitlab users needed an in-depth understanding of Kubernetes to manage their own clusters,” said Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab. “With this collaboration, we’ve made it simple for our users to set up a managed deployment environment on GCP and leverage GitLab’s robust Auto DevOps capabilities.”

Shipped in the release of GitLab 10.6, these new features are available now. To learn how you can get started with auto-configured DevOps pipelines that deploy to Google Kubernetes Engine with GitLab, visit this web page.