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Ride the Kubernetes wave confidently with SUSE Cloud Application Platform


(Don’t want the background? Skip ahead to see What’s new in SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2.1)


The Kubernetes Quandary

Many businesses today are struggling through digital transformation, dealing with a rapidly changing technology landscape that often seems to present too many choices, too much uncertainty, and too little support.   Maybe your business is struggling too.  For sure you want to ride the next great technology wave, but just as surely you don’t want to get crushed by it.

Take Kubernetes for example.  It’s an incredibly powerful container management platform that’s fast becoming a modern infrastructure standard.   It could enable you to deliver new digital capabilities more quickly, to create the exceptional customer experiences that will launch you ahead of your competition.  But Kubernetes is notoriously difficult to use, especially for the application development and operations teams that stand to benefit from it most.

So there’s your Kubernetes quandary: incredible power, but with a catch.  And make no mistake about it, that catch is a big one.  If your application teams are spending a lot of time learning Kubernetes or integrating it into toolchains, then they are losing valuable time that could be spent delivering new software.  And if your IT department is scrambling to maintain compliance and control over processes that vary from team to team across the enterprise, then they too are suffering.  If it takes several years to build the skills, governance, and consistency that your business needs to use Kubernetes well – to truly scale application delivery – then you will lose all of that time to competitors that find a faster route.  Indeed, the path you choose for enabling your application teams to take advantage of Kubernetes could make or break your entire investment in the platform.

Smart Choices in Changing Times

Fortunately, SUSE can help you navigate successfully through today’s shifting technology currents. How? By giving you the tools your teams need to get productive with Kubernetes quickly, while leveraging best-in-class technologies and aligning with industry standards.  SUSE Cloud Application Platform does just that.  It brings the world’s premier cloud native application platform, Cloud Foundry, to Kubernetes users.  As cloud native application teams in enterprises around the globe already know, Cloud Foundry is easy to learn and use, it frees developers to do what they do best, and provides the consistency and control needed to deliver applications at scale.  And now, thanks to SUSE, that path to faster application delivery is open to Kubernetes users.  For anyone concerned about making good decisions in uncertain times, it’s a clear winner.

Let’s look at the smart choice checklist for a quick minute here.  SUSE Cloud Application Platform hits every mark for your application teams:

  • Thoroughly proven, best-in-class cloud native developer experience
  • Builds on industry standard container management infrastructure
  • Eliminates the Kubernetes learning curve
  • 100% open source technology
  • Large and vibrant ecosystems
  • Enterprise ready, with support from a trusted vendor

With SUSE Cloud Application Platform, Kubernetes users can accelerate application delivery – and Cloud Foundry users can take advantage of modern Kubernetes infrastructure – with confidence.


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Get More from Kubernetes with SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2.1

Today, SUSE is proud to announce availability of SUSE Cloud Application Platform 2.1.  The new release deepens integration with Kubernetes to expand the ecosystem of third-party tools available to users, and to simplify application and cluster management.

Taking a closer look at what’s new ‘in the box’, you’ll find some terrific enhancements.  They all add up to more value for anyone looking to leverage the combined capabilities of Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry.  For example, with the new release you can:

Kubernetes-native schedulingTap into a greatly expanded ecosystem of third-party tools that can be used to observe, secure, and analyze application containers. With full support for the Eirini scheduler, your Cloud Foundry applications can now be run as Kubernetes pods. This creates new opportunities for you to integrate Kubernetes ecosystem tooling into your environment.

Simplify application and cluster management with tools that ease analysis and debugging of clusters and workloads.

Visual analysis of Kubernetes clusters and resources

Visual analysis of Kubernetes clusters and resources

Assess application status more rapidly with a graphical workload viewer that enables you to quickly understand workload resources, relationships, health, and more.

Ensure robust Kubernetes cluster configuration with cluster and resource analysis tools that detect misconfigurations based on commonly accepted best practices. Use the Popeye analyzer to help you improve security, performance, and availability in your cluster. View analysis results as a report, or as a visual overlay in the workloads viewer for a clear picture of where your cluster is not up to standard.

If you are not yet using SUSE Cloud Application Platform, now is the perfect time to give it a try.  And if you are already on board, please do check out the new capabilities and let us know what you think!



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