Applications are moving from a monolithic to a cloud-native approach—built with multiple components spanning multiple clusters and cloud providers. As application workloads move from development to production, IT often requires multiple fit-for-purpose Kubernetes clusters to support continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) of DevOps pipelines. Cluster sprawl continues with the addition of new clusters configured for specific purposes, such as edge deployments, faster response time, reduced latency, reduced capital expenditures (CapEx), and compliance with data residency requirements.
Whether your organization is just getting started with a single cluster or already operating in a multicluster environment, you likely face some difficult decisions:
- How can I manage the life cycle of multiple clusters regardless of where they reside (on-premise or across public clouds) using a single control plane?
- How do I get a simplified understanding of my cluster health and the effect it may have on my application availability?
- How do I automate provisioning and deprovisioning of my clusters?
- How do I ensure that all of my clusters are compliant with standard and custom policies?
- How do I get alerted about configuration drift—and remediate it?
- How can I automate the placement of workloads based on capacity and policy?
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
Red Hat® Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes offers end-to-end management visibility and control to manage your cluster and application life cycle, along with security and compliance of your entire Kubernetes domain across multiple datacenters and public clouds.
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management provides a single view to manage your Kubernetes clusters. Easily provision new Red Hat OpenShift® clusters across: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), bare metal, Red Hat OpenStack® Platform and VMware vSphere. In addition, existing Red Hat OpenShift clusters can be imported and managed, such as Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud , Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, OpenShift on Red Hat OpenStack, OpenShift on IBM Z, OpenShift on IBM Power, and Red Hat OpenShift on Amazon. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes can also import and manage your existing public cloud Kubernetes clusters such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
Red Hat OpenShift is the clear choice for container orchestration, offering a platform for deploying and managing containers in a standard, consistent control plane. Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management provide the hybrid cloud management platform and capabilities that address common challenges faced by administrators and site reliability engineers (SREs) as they work across a range of environments, such as multiple datacenters, private clouds, and public clouds that run Kubernetes clusters, including your remote edge sites.