It’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this week and within the slew of bulletins, one identify stood out: Atlassian . The firm is greatest generally known as the maker of instruments that permit builders to work extra effectively, and now as a cloud infrastructure supplier. In this age of containerization, although, even Atlassian can bask within the glory that’s Kubernetes, as a result of the corporate immediately introduced that its channel companion Praqma is launching Atlassian Software in Kubernetes (ASK), a brand new answer that permits enterprises to run and handle as containers its on-premise purposes like Jira Data Center, with the assistance of Kubernetes.
Praqma is now making ASK obtainable as open supply.
As the corporate notes in immediately’s announcement, working a Data Center utility and making certain excessive availability might be loads of work utilizing immediately’s strategies. With AKS and by containerizing the purposes, scaling and administration ought to develop into simpler — and downtime extra avoidable.
“Availability is key with ASK. Automation keeps mission-critical applications running whatever happens,” Praqma’s group explains. “If a Jira server fails, Data Center will automatically redirect traffic to healthy servers. If an application or server crashes Kubernetes automatically reconciles by bringing up a new application. There’s also zero downtime upgrades for Jira.”
AKS handles the scaling and most admin duties, along with providing a monitoring answer based mostly on the open-source Grafana and Prometheus tasks.
Containers are slowly turning into the distribution medium of selection for quite a few distributors. As enterprises transfer their present purposes to containers, it is smart for them to additionally anticipate that they will handle their present on-premises purposes from third-party distributors in the identical techniques. For some distributors, that will imply a shift away from pre-server licensing to per-seat licensing, so there are enterprise implications to this, however normally, it’s a logical transfer for many.