Kubernetes and Infrastructure-as-Code Support Featured in CloudBolt 9.2 Release


I am very happy to announce the general availability of CloudBolt version 9.2. In this release, you can empower IT and developers to deliver more value to the business while putting in less effort. You can simplify how a user can deploy their entire container-based applications and the supporting Kubernetes cluster anywhere. 

You can accelerate your Infrastructure-as-Code journey by using Terraform plans to initiate actions through CloudBolt in a hybrid cloud environment. Finally, you can innovate rapidly through CloudBolt integrations with IBM Cloud, IBM Cloud for Government, VMware Cloud on AWS and Red Hat OpenShift.

Let’s dive deeper into these features and see how you can benefit from them.

Simplify deployment of Kubernetes clusters and applications 

It is difficult to deploy and manage the Kubernetes clusters. Learning how to do it and then deploying Kubernetes clusters manually for every application is time-consuming and error-prone. An innovative enterprise deploying hundreds or thousands of applications in a short span can find doing this repeatedly even tougher. How can this be done quickly and with complete control? 

CloudBolt now enables users to deploy multi-node Kubernetes clusters for their containers environments with just a few clicks. Users can also deploy container-based applications into the provisioned Kubernetes clusters with ease. For instance, you can code and test multi-node applications easily by deploying them in the Kubernetes clusters from the CloudBolt platform in just minutes. Once testing is complete, the entire environment can be shut down with a click or brought back up again to test new iterations through the catalog. 

In other words, Kubernetes cluster deployment and management that used to take hours to deploy and hours/days to plan can now be done in just minutes. Thus, you can deliver value to your customers faster and get back to more strategic initiatives. 

Accelerate cloud journey using Terraform calls into CloudBolt 

Managing different tools in a multi-cloud world is a big challenge and can lead to management challenges like tool versioning, security settings, etc. Plus, everyday there are new tools getting announced. Do you have the bandwidth and the resources to manage the tools yourself? 

Through a new third-party plug-in for CloudBolt, users can now call and invoke a service action simply by using Terraform. Automating infrastructure actions like provisioning through Terraform plans was never this easy. This helps users stay consistent, track the resource usage and be more efficient while avoiding manual errors. They can also use CloudBolt blueprints to invoke actions into Terraform if that is a preferred option. 

CloudBolt platform also allows users to take day 2 actions like deleting resources. To simplify further, we have made the open-source code for this plug-in accessible from the GitHub repository. 

Provision IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud for Government resources with a few clicks

Do you spend hours deploying IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud for Government resources manually? Do you find it both time-consuming and cumbersome?

CloudBolt now provides new resource handlers for IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud for Government through simple blueprints. This integration makes it efficient to provision new services quickly in both the IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud for Government from the CloudBolt catalog. You can stay agile and deploy to the cloud of your choice with CloudBolt. 

Provision to VMware Cloud on AWS through self-service IT

Provisioning workloads through VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS is not easy and has a steep learning curve. Managing both vCenter and AWS is not possible for everyone as they might not have time or the required skill sets.

Now, simply manage and provision VMC on AWS resources (such as compute, storage) using CloudBolt resource handlers. Migrate and manage workloads in VMC on AWS from one single portal without the need to manage two different cloud environments. Once in AWS, users can manage their resources through CloudBolt. We also provide an option of leveraging API support for this feature. 

Manage Red Hat OpenShift efficiently With CloudBolt blueprints

Have you tried using Red Hat OpenShift and faced challenges around integration, management, and automated actions?

CloudBolt’s new OpenShift blueprint allows users to discover, create, and delete OpenShift projects on pre-defined OpenShift clusters. Now manage OpenShift projects, groups objects (i.e. Pods, services, etc.), policies, constraints (i.e quotas), and service accounts through the CloudBolt catalog.

We would love to show these features in action and make your hybrid cloud journey simpler. Request a short demo today.

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