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How to streamline multi-cluster management with CloudCompass

Coredge Marketing

November 01, 2022


There is a rapid expansion of Kubernetes across industries. To serve global operations and reduce application latency for customers worldwide, many enterprises are using multiple Kubernetes clusters in different regions. It is possible that you already have many Kubernetes clusters in your on-premises data centers as well as in a variety of cloud locations, possibly across multiple cloud providers so you don’t get locked into one supplier.

There are a number of difficulties associated with managing distributed, multi-cluster, multi-cloud environments. Redundant efforts and operational overhead need to be reduced to ensure effective multi-cluster management. To reduce overhead and redundant efforts in multi-cluster life cycle management, you must also establish the right framework to evolve your existing governance model. Streamlining this management process can be a major barrier to business success in an enterprise environment where clusters are managed independently with little uniformity.

Since Kubernetes clusters are becoming more and more common, practitioners are spending less time being productive and more time managing. In order to optimize resources and resolve issues without wasting time, they need a way to centrally view, manage, and consolidate the disparate clusters that are created.

Three steps to streamline multi-cluster management with CloudCompass

  1. Adopt zero-trust access: There are a lot of serious security mistakes being committed due to the complexity of multi-cloud Kubernetes management. A zero-trust approach to Kubernetes multi-cluster management is the most effective way to ensure access security. Several hooks are built into Kubernetes that allow the clusters in your fleet to be controlled by Zero Trust. Authentication, Authorization, Admission Control, Logging, and Auditing are the areas in which these hooks are used.
    When you have multi-cluster or need Kubernetes multiple cluster management across multi-cloud, keeping all the individual elements correct and aligned becomes a real challenge. The platform should have zero trust security, which means that you will never trust, and always verify. While it should allow users to come, it should also allow lots of customizations in the roles or RBAC access. Controlling access to the API server, the central component of each cluster’s Kubernetes control plane, is essential to implementing zero-trust principles in your Kubernetes setup. Controlling access to API use is essential to protecting your workloads and attaining Kubernetes zero trust because API calls are used to query assets like namespaces, pods, and configuration maps.The Coredge Zero-Trust Access Service enforces Kubernetes best practices across multiple clusters. Coredge’s Kubernetes Platform allows you to operate multi-cloud Kubernetes at scale without the need to manually apply best practices to every cluster.
  2. Multi-cluster deployment: Kubernetes environments with multiple clouds and clusters undergo frequent updates. You may need to run the application simultaneously on multiple Kubernetes clusters. Deployment and configuration of these multiple clusters almost always lead to prolonged troubleshooting and downtime when there are dozens or hundreds of clusters and application instances.
    GitOps can help organizations overcome these challenges. Version control, compliance, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery tooling are all part of GitOps, an operational framework that integrates best practices from DevOps to build applications. As a result, standardization is improved, security is enhanced, and productivity is increased. Both infrastructure and applications are managed using GitOps.In a Git repository, you can define, create, and update applications and infrastructure. Your clusters are automatically updated when changes are made to the repository, automating deployments.

    GitOps Service is used by Coredge to deploy, monitor, and manage cluster creation. In Coredge’s GitOps Service, you can create multi-stage GitOps pipelines for your applications and K8s clusters, automate deployments to eliminate error-prone manual steps, and ensure that your systems are configured to match the desired state specified in your Git repository.

  3. Simplify multi-cluster lifecycle management: As we all know, Kubernetes environments expand with time with the assistance of numerous cloud providers like Amazon EKS and Azure AKS. Although fundamentally identical, each of these Kubernetes types has a separate set of management tools, which means that when deploying and updating clusters in each environment, the results can be different. The best course of action in this situation is to organize the company around a single type of Kubernetes, one that is capable of carrying out fleet-wide life cycle management. Finding a SaaS service provider that enables customers to deploy, manage, and upgrade all clusters from a single pane of glass, a dashboard that enhances visibility, reliability, and consistency, is the best practice for strategizing Kubernetes cluster lifecycle management.

How CloudCompass helps?

The ideal Kubernetes cluster management tool lets you manage application life cycles across hybrid environments and gives you visibility into your clusters. With built-in security policies, the Coredge Kubernetes Platform, CloudCompass, manages clusters and apps from a single console.

When working across a variety of settings, such as different data centers and private, hybrid, and public clouds, enterprises confront issues that must be addressed. Coredge Kubernetes Platform provides the capabilities to address the challenges organizations face.

All of your Kubernetes clusters can be deployed, managed, and upgraded from a single console across all your edge nodes.

With the Coredge’s CloudCompass controller, Kubernetes clusters can be provisioned easily at the edge. They can be updated and upgraded without any downtime.

For detailed cluster resource visibility and monitoring across the edge environments, the CloudCompass controller integrates with a variety of logging metric platforms.

With CloudCompass controller, you can manage target clusters and compass clusters remotely.

Businesses use CloudCompass to simplify management by providing a single view of all of their clusters:

Streamline multi-cluster environments with Coredge

Connect with us to learn more about how Coredge can assist you with your continuous deployment, security, and lifecycle management concerns.

The GitOps Service, Multi-Cluster, Multi-Cloud Management Service, and Zero-Trust Access Service from Coredge are crucial components of the Coredge Kubernetes Operations Platform. The CloudCompass platform from Coredge offers the automation, security, visibility, and governance tools required to make multi-cloud, multi-cluster Kubernetes operations successful.

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