Linux containers have been around for a long time and the container landscape has evolved considerably. With its history in Google's testing ground, Kubernetes (K8s) has quickly become the de facto standard for containers today.
Kubernetes offers much of the same value as cloud computing as an application platform, such as self-service, elasticity, extensibility, and a declarative language for configuration. In many ways, it gives development teams the same freedom as the cloud and is a way around classic IT bottlenecks.
One hallmark that sets Kubernetes (K8s) apart from the cloud, however, is that it is an open source framework that can run anywhere. The flexibility to deploy a cloud anywhere and develop portable applications gives you unprecedented freedom.
Kubernetes (K8s) is an open source project, available to anyone in its pure form (vanilla for those close to you) as a framework to be installed in your environment. Alone, it lacks many things that enterprise customers are looking for, such as a user-friendly interface (GUI), a compliance policy engine, a support contract, and many useful abstraction utilities and triggers in enterprise tools.
Kubernetes (K8s) is also a challenge to refactor. Not just at the application level, bringing new ways of managing dependencies into the conversation, but also at the ecosystem level, where pre-container automation tools were built around infrastructure like networking and operations like ITSM.
Various vendors, large and small, have entered the market to provide extensibility on top of Kubernetes (K8s) to meet these needs, but they are not yet complete with features and none have fully captured the entire hierarchy of enterprise needs in a way that brings Dev closer together. and Oops.
In the enterprise, the CMDB still rules the day, and heavy investments in ITIL mean newer tools will need to follow compliance and policy standards just like traditional ones.
Morpheus Data brings its out-of-the-box integrations into the domain of Kubernetes Application Orchestration (k8s), enabling true hybrid application deployments that work within the boundaries of governance and approvals. Morpheus Data also makes it easy to package applications and application components for self-service and alleviate the burden on the developer of taking care of and feeding the operational concerns of the application in the environment.
Finally, because application modernization is a journey, Morpheus Data can help as you re-platform applications. For example, some application tiers may run as VMs, others using a cloud-native PaaS service, and others may use containers. With Morpheus Data, this is a single cross-platform model.
Morpheus Data cluster management includes Morpheus Kubernetes Service (MKS) in addition to connecting to EKS, AKS, GKE or can bring these operational benefits to existing Kubernetes (k8s) deployments by extending existing platform offerings that may already be on force.
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