Spectro Cloud Announces Version 2.0 of its Palette Platform, Setting a New Standard in Modern Kubernetes Management
Spectro Cloud, a provider of the next-gen, enterprise Kubernetes management platform today announced it has released version 2.0 of its Palette offering. The industry-first platform delivers functionality that supports the full Kubernetes lifecycle across multiple deployment locations and offers full-stack Kubernetes management. Palette allows enterprises to unify management of the Kubernetes infrastructure, as well as curated add-on application services. This is critical to enable diverse development use cases.
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With Palette's unique feature, "Cluster Profiles", teams can define and re-use Kubernetes stack templates, depending on application needs, inclusive not only of the Kubernetes infrastructure, but also the add-on application services. The platform ensures that any cluster managed remains the same with frequent checks based on the Cluster Profile selected to eliminate configuration drift. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The latest release of Palette enables IT teams and the development teams they support to establish a new benchmark for successful Kubernetes adoption. They can easily deploy new single-cluster and multi-cluster environments in data centers, cloud and edge locations, and even import existing ones to manage deployments using the same control plane.
Announced during CNCF's KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2021, the key new features of Palette 2.0, exemplary of Spectro Cloud's commitment for a full-stack management, are:
"The ongoing growth of ubernetes adoption has created an industry need for innovation around how Kubernetes is being used," says Tenry Fu, CEO and co-founder at Spectro Cloud. "Customers are telling us that there is a gap in terms of ease of use and sophistication when it comes to Kubernetes management, as they prepare to move more container-based applications to production. With this new version, we have created a cohesive set of all the different capabilities that an enterprise needs to confidently scale their efforts. This intuitive platform comes with more deployment options to include edge and bare metal support, and additional features that provide enhanced cost optimization and governance controls."
"Finally, there is no need to choose or balance between usability and flexibility," continued Fu. "Our next-gen platform uniquely extends and incorporates the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's Cluster API for best-in-class declarative Kubernetes management. This new Palette version further contributes towards our goal to make Kubernetes more accessible to all organizations."
Enterprise teams can experience many benefits with Palette 2.0, including more balanced workflows between teams, complete optionality and choice, and reduced cost and risk.
For development teams:
For IT operations (IT Ops) teams:
"It's like Spectro Cloud has been reading my mind," said Paul Nashawaty, senior analyst at ESG. "The challenges they are addressing with Palette align exactly with the most pressing issues I'm hearing when I talk to clients and are aligned to our recent research regarding how to move to the next level of Kubernetes maturity and towards production environments. This tells me that Spectro Cloud understands the now, as well as the future and potential of Kubernetes, and in line with our research."
"One example of a more macro-level challenge Spectro Cloud is solving for, is with the growing skills gap. This challenge ranked very high in our most recent container studies. There isn't a large enough talent pool of qualified applicants who are experienced in managing Kubernetes to meet the growing need for management," continued Nashawaty. "This comes as Kubernetes is maturing and expanding to more technologies, more locations, more capabilities and becoming of increasing importance for organizations. Spectro Cloud removes this recruiting and training obstacle for CIOs and IT leaders, making it easy for teams to access and manage."
Palette is currently available as both a software-as-a-service (SaaS (News - Alert)) and a self-hosted software offering for on-premises use with additional options for air-gapped requirements. Spectro Cloud will host a two-part webinar with the first part on Wednesday, Nov. 10, discussing the modern requirements for enterprise Kubernetes management and the second part with the date to be announced for providing a deeper dive into the Palette platform. Check the Spectro Cloud website for further details.
To learn more about Palette, visit: www.spectrocloud.com/product.
About Spectro Cloud
Spectro Cloud provides a complete and integrated platform that enables organizations to easily manage the full lifecycle of any combination of new or existing, simple or complex, small or large Kubernetes environments whether in data centers or clouds. With a unique approach to managing multiple clusters, Spectro Cloud gives IT teams complete control, visibility and production-scale efficiencies to provide developers highly-curated Kubernetes stacks and tools based on their specific needs, with granular governance and enterprise-grade security. Spectro Cloud is backed by Stripes, Sierra Ventures, boldstart ventures, Westwave Capital, Alter Venture Partners and Firebolt Ventures.
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