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    January 18, 2022

    Automic Automation Kubernetes Edition v21

    Kubernetes has become a fixture in production for most IT Operations teams. The VMware “State of Kubernetes 2021 Report” shows a distinct shift towards a reliance on Kubernetes, with almost two thirds of respondents now saying they use it in production.

    Companies with over 500 developers are driving this adoption, with 78% reporting that they run mostly- or all-containerized workloads in production.

    One of Kubernetes’ strengths is running clusters on-premises and in the cloud, quickly moving containerized workloads between clusters and giving a significant boost to companies’ cloud migration efforts.

    Respondents in the VMware report also cited several other benefits of using Kubernetes, including:

    • 58% reported improved resource utilization
    • 48% said it eased application upgrades and maintenance
    • 39% reported it enabled their move to the cloud
    • 33% said it allowed a hybrid model
    • 28% identified Kubernetes reduced public cloud costs

    Automation is a crucial foundation for IT Operations to deliver business-critical services, and the recent Automic Automation v21 release specifically supports our customers cloud journey.

    Automic Automation Kubernetes Edition v21 (AAKE)

    Automic Automation v21 continues the modernization of the automation engine architecture, providing a cloud-agnostic, cost-effective, and flexible Kubernetes deployment option. These features enable users to reduce the operational complexity associated with deploying, updating, and scaling Automic Automation instances so that they can optimize their cloud investments.

    AAKE embraces a micro-services architecture, moving the core Automic Automation services to containers and changing how they configure, log, scale, and update. This native Kubernetes deployment option allows customers to leverage their existing investments in the cloud by deploying and managing Automic Automation in their Kubernetes clusters.

    The creation of AAKE was made possible by working closely with several customers, specifically designed to meet the needs of enterprises in the move to the cloud while fully utilizing the benefits of Kubernetes.

    Deploying Automic Automation v21 on Kubernetes

    AAKE can be downloaded here, with installation instructions available here.

    In addition, we have provided a series of step-by-step guides to walk you through Automic Automation Kubernetes Edition deployment on three leading cloud providers:

    Automic Automation gives you the agility, speed and reliability required for effective digital business automation. From a single unified platform, Automic centrally provides the orchestration and automation capabilities needed to accelerate your digital transformation and support your company's growth. Now with v21, you can deploy Automic Automation into Kubernetes.

    Kaj Wierda

    Kaj Wierda is Senior Product Line Manager at Broadcom with responsibility for Automic Automation. He is considered a pioneer and veteran in the automation space, leading teams that created market-leading enterprise automation solutions. Kaj is based out of the Netherlands and commutes between Amsterdam and the...

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