Kubermatic launches open source service hub to enable complex service management— Sudip Das (@sudipdasin) August 5, 2020
As Kubernetes and cloud native technologies proliferate, developers and IT have found a growing set of technical challenges they need to address, and new concepts and projects have popped up to- pic.twitter.com/kVbdqymJPf
Because Kubernetes and the proliferation of cloud-born technologies, developers and IT companies have come up with increasing challenges and new concepts and projects. Operators can, for example, automate the packaging, deployment and management of your cloud-related application. That concept is going to take Kubermatic further, and today, a new open-source cloud-native service management hub has announced the German startup KubeCarrier.
The Cloud Native community had to solve a series of technical problems in implementing Kubernetes clusters like overlays, networking, service meshes, automation, three or four years ago, said Sebastian Scheele, Kubermatic's co-founder. He sees a similar number of today's problems where developers need more tools to manage the increasing complexity of running Kubernetes clusters.
To solve one aspect of this, Kubermatic developed KubeCarrier. "The focus is on how workloads can be delivered and managed across multiple clusters and how IT organisations can provide services in a centralised fashion to their organisations," Scheele explained.
Scheele says that KubeCarrier gives organisations far more flexibility than purely manage Kubernetes, and provides them with a way to handle and implement all this. While he sees organisations, he says that he doesn't stop there, as he sees them. "We have many operators now, but how can we manage them [along with] the services they provide, particularly when there are multiple operators," he asked.
This could involve providing a service like Database within an organisation or for external users, combining or providing multiple service levels, which need to communicate on multiple levels.
"KubeCarrier is coming into this. Now we can assist our customers to develop this type of automation in the area of provisioning and service capacity so that different teams can offer various services to external customers or within the organisation.
As the company says, "KubeCarrier addresses these complexities by using the Kubernetes API and operators as the central framework for cloud native services from a multi-cloud, multi-cluster hub to be delivered by companies and service providers."
GitHub is available for KubeCarrier, and Scheele says it hopes to receive feedback from the community on how to improve the company. At the same time, the enterprise is looking at ways to include this technology in its business offer, which it said should be available in the next 3 to 6 months.