The open source enterprise toolkit for deploying and operating full lifecycle Kubernetes clusters in production
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Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET) is Apprenda’s commercially supported and fully open-source Kubernetes offering. KET provides a common system for enterprise users of all industries to run reliable and trusted deployments of Kubernetes on any infrastructure — with a focus on the private cloud. In highly regulated industries, the shift to public cloud has happened at a slower pace. Consequently, Kubernetes adoption in the enterprise data center presents foreboding challenges that most organizations deem unsolved — until now.
KET is the first commercially supported offering that provides a set of default cluster services that go beyond basic automation of installing and running Kubernetes on a few nodes or on a laptop. Users can expect proven and tested defaults for networking, monitoring, logging, service routing, storage and more as KET matures and solve the “last-mile” complexities of running microservices and distributed applications in the enterprise.
As Ticketmaster continues its strategic transformational journey adopting cloud-native architectures in our migration to the public cloud, we are adopting Kubernetes as the first-class distributed systems abstraction for our application portfolio. Apprenda's support, guidance and overall counsel along this transformation has been invaluable and we are excited to continue collaboration with them in fostering the vibrant Kubernetes ecosystem and community.
"Apprenda has been a leading contributor to the Kubernetes project with their work on Dashboard, Kubernetes support for Windows Server Containers and full .NET workloads, in addition to a variety of impactful community contributions. We’re excited to see their open source release of Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit, as a way to help enterprises get up and running with Kubernetes in production."
Kubernetes is the system of choice for us in UK Sky Networks and Apprenda is our go-to partner for ensuring a smooth implementation.
"It's exciting to see Apprenda make it easy for enterprise customers to run Kubernetes regardless of the platform they are targeting."
“Apprenda's new Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET) helps organizations design an appropriate Kubernetes cluster and automates their deployment whether it is both behind the firewall or on multiple public clouds. KET aims to solve the biggest pain point and obstacle for Kubernetes users, i.e. setting up a production-ready cluster."
“New cloud-native technologies are growing at an incredibly rapid pace and there's an explosion of new applications and distributed systems being built. Production-ready tools for managing Kubernetes clusters in all cloud environments like Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit are a valuable asset and pave the way for enterprise adoption of this modern infrastructure.”
“As enterprise adoption of Kubernetes continues to grow, teams have struggled to come to grips with the range of potential components in a large scale deployment. With the launch of KET, Apprenda is providing enterprises with a set of recommendations and best practices as code, as well as a choice of provisioning options including bare metal and native Windows Server support, all of which will increase the velocity of Kubernetes growth.”
“As container adoption continues to stabilize in the enterprise, we’ve seen significant traction emerging in support of the Kubernetes ecosystem over the past year and a half. However, many challenges remain around enterprise consumption and steep barriers to entry. Following its acquisition of Kismatic, Apprenda is attacking these problems with its Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit. Windows support, as Apprenda has initially added here, is a notable point in easing enterprise consumption.”
"Enterprise customers depend on Calico to ensure that their Kubernetes deployment is production-ready, with simple, scalable networking that works ‘out of the box’. It has been exciting to collaborate with Apprenda since before our launch and we are thrilled they have chosen Calico as the production default component for networking within their unified enterprise Kubernetes stack."
Apprenda has incredible experience empowering enterprise customers to be more efficient and secure with their mission critical, production workloads. We're thrilled to see the launch of Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit and are excited to have such a strong option to recommend to our customers for their production Kubernetes deployments.
"By including linkerd in the Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit, Apprenda is delivering their customers the world’s first production-grade service mesh for Kubernetes, making it easy to design, deploy and reliably operate cloud-native applications in the enterprise data center."
Hear from Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller, and KET Product Manager Joseph Jacks on the strategy and vision behind Kismatic Enterprise Tool Kit.