The Kublr team is excited to announce the general availability of version 1.25, providing customers with the most flexibility and customization possible to manage their Kubernetes-based infrastructure via Kublr’s single pane of glass, to-date.
Platform updates include the following Kublr firsts:
- support for ARM-based architecture
- direct support for AWS Outposts
The new version of Kublr runs on Kubernetes v1.24 (v1.24.8 by default) and v1.23 (v1.23.14 by default) while supporting Kubernetes from 1.20 to 1.26, and includes automatic updates to the latest versions of several popular Kubernetes stack applications, including Prometheus, Grafana, Keycloak, Victoriametrics and ElasticSearch among others, further simplifying customers’ Kubernetes-based, hybrid cloud management.
Kublr users can now more seamlessly configure and manage all of their Kubernetes-based AWS and Azure cloud and on-premise environments, including across ARM and Intel hardware, simultaneously via our single pane of glass. Kublr v1.25 greatly simplifies our customers’ experience by providing them maximum flexibility and choice to create their best-fit Kubernetes-based infrastructure. We are helping future-proof our customers’ businesses by ensuring their infrastructure is adaptable to changing build, performance, and budget considerations.
New ARM Integration Frees Customers to Design Their Best-Fit Infrastructure
For the first time with Kublr v1.25, customers can manage their hybrid clusters running ARM-based architecture, including the ability to seamlessly manage clusters across both ARM and Intel x86 nodes. The added flexibility ensures customers can maximize their infrastructure resources and easily integrate legacy systems with new components based on evolving performance, efficiency and budget parameters, regardless of whether they run on custom-built or pre-configured ARM or Intel-based hardware. This flexibility complements Kublr’s support for spot instances and mixed instance policy, which further helps customers reduce the cost of cloud-based infrastructure.
New Direct Support for AWS Outposts Simplifies Hybrid Architecture Management
In addition, the latest version of Kublr features support for AWS Outposts, providing customers a single pane of glass to quickly and easily deploy, customize and manage clusters ongoing across all of their AWS cloud and cloud-connected-on-premise environments. For the first time, AWS customers can deploy Kubernetes clusters directly to their AWS Outposts virtual machines using Kublr. The ability to deploy clusters directly makes it easy and fast for customers to update their Kubernetes clusters iteratively. Customers using Kublr to manage their clusters on AWS Outposts can also customize their configurations in more ways than deploying their clusters to Amazon EKS or using EKS on AWS Outposts. It also makes it possible to run masters on the Outposts on-premise.
For example, customers can configure and deploy their cluster configurations including the number of master and worker nodes, the size of these nodes, node auto-scaling where supported, ingress and other parameters, all through the Kublr Platform user interface in minutes. Additionally, these clusters can be further customized and reconfigured via Kublr whenever needed after deployment.
New Support for OpenSearch and Automatic Platform Updates Deliver Added Ease of Use
Maintaining the current versions of all Kubernetes and cloud-native stack elements requires time and diligence that only some teams can afford. Kublr manages this directly for customers via automatic platform updates to popular integrated solutions and security protocols to minimize vulnerabilities and service interruptions.
Starting with Kublr v1.25, customers can utilize OpenSearch (technical preview) in addition to Elasticsearch for log collection. Kublr automatically collects logs and can provide log analytics using OpenSearch in addition to or instead of Elasticsearch. The additional option is exciting for the customers for whom a restrictive Elasticsearch license poses a problem.
In addition to supporting the latest version of Kubernetes (v1.24 and v1.23), Kublr v1.25 also includes automatic updates to the new versions of RedHat (Enterprise Linux 8 and CentOS 8), Ubuntu (v22.04) and updates of Kublr components including Prometheus, Grafana and Victoriametrics. It also features an upgraded NGINX controler and terraform controller version and a new Kublr license management UI.
Kublr is designed to provide out-of-the-box, enterprise-grade Kubernetes management, including a built-in identity broker that can be integrated with enterprise identity and access management solutions like AD, via LDAP, SAML or OIDC/OAuth protocols, enabling better control of organizational resources and permissions by maintaining a single IAM repository. To further help meet security requirements, customers also have the option to deploy clusters into existing subnets, VPC, vnets and security groups through the Kublr user interface.