Kubermatic becomes open source!

Kubermatic, formerly Loodse, open sources Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform

HAMBURG, June 17, 2020 Kubermatic today released Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.14 as open source under the Apache 2.0 licence. And has changed its name from Loodse. Open sourcing Kubermatic’s core platform code will give IT operations teams everywhere the ability to fully automate the management of Kubernetes clusters across multi-cloud, on-premises, edge, and IoT environments in a single interface. Kubermatic is the Top 5 corporate committer to the Kubernetes Project after Google, VMware, Microsoft and Red Hat. Therefore, it is a logical consequence to open source Kubermatic´s core.

“Our mission at Kubermatic is to fully automate Kubernetes and infrastructure management,” says Sebastian Scheele, CEO of Kubermatic. “After a decade of centralized cloud computing, the industry is at the beginning of the next cycle of decentralized computing, now at the edge. Edge will only be successful with full automation of the infrastructure and the applications. Open sourcing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform directly addresses these concerns by empowering IT teams everywhere to simplify Day 2 operations. This accelerates their journey from the cloud to the core datacenter up to the edge with one single platform and allows them to focus on application development and innovation.”

Manage Kubernetes Clusters with Resilience at Massive Scale

Kubernetes deployments continue to increase in scale and shift towards hybrid/ multi-cloud and edge environments, leading to new challenges in application lifecycle management, security and governance, and consistency for operations and development teams. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform addresses these complexities while delivering high availability and high density of Kubernetes master control planes and lowers Kubernetes operational costs for enterprise and telecommunications customers by 72%. Additional features include:

  • Support for all major public cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, as well as KubeVirt, OpenStack and VMware vSphere environments
  • Automated lifecycle management with built in provisioning, scaling, updating, and clean up of clusters with an API call
  • Central self service portal across multi-cluster, multi-cloud, and multiple regions to deliver Kubernetes-as-a-Service within short time to market
  • Multi-tenancy and user management with preset environments for distributed teams
  • Infrastructure Logging & Monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana
  • Self-healing HA Kubernetes in Kubernetes architecture based on Kubernetes CRDs and Operators for simplified management

Additionally, Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform now features Kubermatic Virtualization, a native KubeVirt integration for the simultaneous management of containerized and virtualized applications with Kubernetes. This enables organizations to modernize infrastructure and accelerate cloud native adoption without the need to refactor every application first.

“We will continue to be at the forefront of the cloud native transformation and be a reliable partner with ever expanding software platform solutions to support our customers’ automated multi-cloud and edge operations,” says CEO Sebastian Scheele.

About Kubermatic

Kubermatic (formerly Loodse) empowers organizations worldwide to fully automate their Kubernetes and cloud native operations across multi-cloud, edge and on-prem. As the Top 5 corporate committer to the Kubernetes Project in 2019, Loodse develops enterprise-grade software solutions and provides professional services and support to safely navigate and accelerate the cloud native transformation. Our Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform makes it easy to operate thousands of Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure. Leading enterprises

including Lufthansa, Bosch, Siemens, and T-Systems trust Kubermatic on their cloud native journey. The company is headquartered in Hamburg Germany and was founded in 2016 by Sebastian Scheele and Julian Hansert. Find us at: www.kubermatic.com.

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