Software-und System-Entwicklung (or, SUSE, to you and me) has been active this month and opened the box on SUSE CaaS Platform 3.
SUSE CaaS is the acronym for the open source operating system company’s Container-as-a-Service technology.
The firm presents SUSE CaaS Platform as a route to ‘packaged’ Kubernetes in a enterprise-class container management solution .
Originally designed by Google, Kubernetes is an open source system for automating the deployment and scaling of containerised applications and managing clusters of containers.
SUSE is focused on delivering an exceptional operator experience with this technology… and that ‘operator’ here is, typically, a member of a DevOps teams working to deploy, manage and scale container-based applications and services.
How does SUSE pull this off?
Because, says Gerald (no relation to Michelle) Pfeifer, vice president of products and technology programs at SUSE, the firm explains that it has ‘deep competencies’ in infrastructure, systems, process integration, platform security, lifecycle management and enterprise-grade support.
“Properly deployed, Kubernetes leads to agility. But before application teams can use Kubernetes, the platform itself needs to be in place. It needs to be secure, well controlled and maintained. SUSE CaaS Platform helps enterprises provide and consume Kubernetes more easily with a complete solution that is designed with the platform operator, as well as the platform user, in mind,” asserted Pfeifer.
SUSE CaaS Platform 3 is said to expands choices for cluster optimisation, provide new support for more efficient and secure container image management… and it also simplifies deployment and management of long-running workloads.
The product works to optimise cluster configuration with expanded data centre integration and cluster reconfiguration options.
“Setting up a Kubernetes environment is simplified with improved integration of private and public cloud storage and automatic deployment of the Kubernetes software load balancer. A new SUSE toolchain module also allows customers to tune the MicroOS container operating system to support custom configuration. With the new cluster reconfiguration capabilities, they can transform a start-up cluster into a scalable and highly available environment,” said the company, in a product statement.
SUSE also tells us that users will be able to manage container images more efficiently and securely with a local container registry.
Customers can download a container image from an external registry once, then save a copy in their local registry for sharing among all nodes in the cluster.