The Air Gap Kubernetes-Distribution for productive environments
With the open source project Kubernetes, Google has launched a solution to easily manage containers and dynamically scale them. The native Kubernetes, however, requires considerable know-how, which is why we have put together a package to offer companies in particular a much simpler and more convenient distribution, which as an AirGap solution can also be operated in restrictive environments. With our experience from many customer projects, we know the exact needs and are building our new distribution KubeOps, which can be operated immediately by the user, based on Kubernetes. With KubeOps, real-time operation in a production environment is no longer wishful thinking, but hardened reality. KubeOps was developed with the focus on providing a secure, easy-to-manage and AirGap-compatible Kubernetes environment immediately after installation.
KubeOps is currently available as a free community edition and as a licensed edition for companies (KubeOps pro) in the core version for Redhat and CentOS systems. In the diagram below, the scope of delivery of the free Community Edition is shown in green.
All life cycle functions can be executed and carried out by using the kubeopsctl tool. This makes it easy to manage the cluster centrally.
KubeOps has all the support to operate in AirGap installations. Access to the internet is not required at all, or reduced to a minimum.
KubeOps is developed with focus on security. We also harden Docker Images as required and check all components for security.
KubeOps is developed with focus on ease of use. For us, this means that tasks on the cluster such as certificate renewal, upgrade, etc. must be carried out automatically.
With our lifecycle management tool LIMA you can manage your clusters fully automatically and across technologies. This enables you to install, update, add or remove nodes and much more with one central command.
KubeOps pro comes with a local repository that contains all the information that Kubernetes needs without having to carry out a large number of Internet accesses. We provide you with updated and quality-assured installation packages on a daily basis so that you can operate your clusters productively in a secure environment. We thus reduce your attack vectors from the outside to a minimum and at the same time increase the quality of your components.
Thanks to our software installer SINA, you can get all versions of KubeOps pro from a central download area. For this purpose, we have defined a new package format with which all components required for installation can be transferred to your data center. Installation is conveniently carried out using an automated script - your KubeOps pro is thus ready for immediate use.
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Monitoring services and restarting them - if problems occur - is a basic function of Kubernetes. KubeOps comes with these functions as default. Incident management functions are thereby partially automated and your operations team is significantly relieved.
KubeOps automatically monitors the load in the environment. By activating autoscaling, your application in the cluster begins to "breathe". If more load comes into the system, the components involved are scaled upwards, and the load is reduced accordingly when the load is reduced.
KubeOps can be connected to any LDAP and supports oAuth for authentication. This enables a central global login for the management of Kubernetes to be mapped.
KubeOps is AirGap-ready out of the box. This means that internet access is controlled and kept to be at an absolute minimum. This way your cluster can also be operated in production with a minimum of risk of being attacked.
As standard, we deliver KubeOps with an installed EFK stack. This means that the log data and outputs for all pods can be easily evaluated and viewed centrally. It is also very easy to add your own login content or to link logging to your in-house logging.
KubeOps integrates Prometheus as a monitoring tool for the cluster and with the components it contains. This gives you an overview of the resources used and the utilization of the cluster down to the last detail.
With LIMA you manage the entire life cycle of your cluster. Installation, updates, addition and removal of nodes are fully automated.
In case you encounter any problems, we are happy to help you. You can reach us during normal business hours (CET) - this service is already included in your license.
Do you need a contact person around the clock? You are welcome to book this service in addition to KubeOps Pro.
In order to reduce the number of accesses to the internet that Kubernetes components usually carry out very often, we have created a central repository for packages. You only have to activate this access for your environment and all applications are available to you in a controlled manner. We apply the highest quality standards when developing the deployment packages.
As a specialist for DevOps, we also offer you the opportunity to put your operations in reliable hands. We have the experience and know the software. So you can concentrate on your core tasks and your business runs smoothly.