Committed to providing reliable and secure Kubernetes across the enterprise, Kublr 1.14. brings further improvements to the UI, operations functionalities, and introduces support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
User Interface Additions
Kublr is the most flexible enterprise Kubernetes platform on the market – virtually any aspect of Kublr managed Kubernetes clusters is configurable. This includes Kubernetes component parameters, cluster topology (e.g. multiple instance groups, masters, and cluster topology mapping such as zone pinning), cloud-specific parameters, and more. While all these parameters are configurable via the API and custom cluster specification, our goal is to offer increasingly more configuration options via the Kublr UI, increasing convenience and ease of use. Kublr 1.14 advances this goal yet again by supporting multiple instance groups through the UI on all supported environments (public clouds, VMware, and on-prem). Web console with kubectl and Helm CLI for clusters are now also available enabling DevOps and IT teams to quickly connect to the cluster from the web UI.
Extended Operations Capabilities
Cluster access control is without any doubt a must-have for any enterprise, but so is access control to the information produced by these clusters. Kublr 1.14.1 extends role-based access control (RBAC) capabilities to centralized logging ensuring cluster and application logs are only accessed by authorized teams. Kublr’s RBAC is connected to our identity broker which in turn can be connected to your enterprise identity provider complying with Infosec’s requirements.
Logging and monitoring are universal enterprise requirements that can, and should, be bundled into one approach across the organization. Instead of distributing logs in silos across your organization, collecting and analyzing them centrally is the only way to get a comprehensive view of the current status of your enterprise applications. It also allows for better organizational learning, as everyone (subject to security permissions) has access to data on code success and failure. Kublr customers, who have been leveraging Kublr’s centralized logging and monitoring, provided valuable feedback to further improve and adjust it to meet strict enterprise needs and are reflected in this latest release.
Kubernetes 1.14.8 and SUSE Linux Enterprise
Additionally, this release advances the level of supported Kubernetes version to Kubernetes 1.14.8. The new SUSE Linux Enterprise Server support is mainly geared to our European users, where SUSE is widely used.
In short, Kublr 1.14.0 is yet another step towards easing the Kubernetes journey for enterprise customers. We’ll continue to increase config options via the UI and simplifying operations capabilities that meet strict enterprise security and governance requirements. For more information on the Kublr 1.14.0, check out our release notes.