Thursday, 16th July 2020

Platform set to transform development using Kubernetes

Appvia Kore simplifies projects on Kubernetes - increasing security, speeding up development and removing reliance on specialist resources.

Appvia, a secure delivery solution enabling digital delivery teams to develop and release at scale, has launched a platform called Appvia Kore which will transform how organisations use Kubernetes.

Kore is a cloud-based platform that enables the automation of development environments and security standards for teams using Kubernetes. It is designed to make Kubernetes a commodity for any organisation by removing the need for specialist, high-skilled users to set up and maintain it. In short, it has been built to make Kubernetes self-service for developer teams.

Kubernetes, which is a powerful open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, is incredibly complicated, requiring a lot of resources and knowledge to use effectively. For example, when a developer requests a development environment it currently needs to be provisioned manually by an operations team. The operations team needs to create the environment, relevant permission controls and trigger automation pipelines. This in turn creates bottlenecks which often delays the start of development projects by several days. Kore removes this problem, freeing up developers to concentrate on developing business features and reduces the burden on DevOps teams to manage the process.

In addition, Kore automates the security requirements for Kubernetes clusters based on an organisation's specific needs. This is a significant problem for a number of organisations as each cluster currently has to be configured manually. Not only is this a time consuming process, it is also high-risk as mistakes can lead to serious security or stability issues.

Jonathan Shanks, CEO and co-Founder of Appvia, said: “Kubernetes is revolutionising development and IT infrastructure - thousands of major organisations have already started using it. However, it is not a perfect solution. At the moment, it requires a lot of resources and a high-degree of skill to manage a lot of clusters securely at scale. This can lead to bottlenecks and security concerns. We built Kore to tackle all of these issues at once and bring Kubernetes closer to developers without compromising on security and best practice. This will save organisations time and money, enable developers to do what they do best - innovate and it will reduce the burden on DevOps teams to manage development projects.”

Appvia, which counts the UK’s Home Office among its major clients, will donate Kore to the open source community, offering subscription-based support packages and in the future, enterprise options with advanced features. With Appvia Kore, development teams can get a secure cluster in minutes.

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