SUSE CaaS Platform is in the spotlight this week at SUSECON, where the upcoming SUSE CaaS Platform 2 release was announced today. Coming quickly on the heels of the initial product launch, the feature-rich release demonstrates a real to commitment to rapidly advancing the platform. SUSE also previewed a new offering, SUSE Cloud Application Platform, that will bring together Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes technologies for rapid application delivery; SUSE CaaS Platform will provide the Kubernetes component of that new offering. Both SUSE CaaS Platform 2 and SUSE Cloud Application Platform will be available later this year.
Here’s what you need to know about SUSE CaaS Platform 2:
- Powerful new capabilities come to SUSE CaaS Platform 2 with the addition of Helm technology, and the obvious excitement around this move is well placed: developed by the open source community and fully supported by SUSE, Helm is used with Kubernetes to simplify deployment and ongoing management of large scale applications. You can use it to intelligently manage Kubernetes manifest files, create reproducible builds of Kubernetes applications, manage releases of Helm packages, find and use popular software packaged as Helm charts, and share your own applications as Helm charts.
- SUSE CaaS Platform 2 also includes updated versions of Kubernetes and MicroOS. Kubernetes 1.7 delivers enhanced performance and extensibility features, while MicroOS has been rebased on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3, the latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise server – this means that MicroOS is now supported on the same, expanded set of hardware platforms.
- Public cloud support gets a boost with SUSE CaaS Platform 2 as well. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform will all provide pre-defined SUSE CaaS Platform deployment configurations, so that you can simply choose SUSE CaaS Platform from the service catalog, and get a running instance of the platform on public cloud infrastructure. No manual installation required. This can make SUSE CaaS Platform more accessible to you for platform evaluations and Proof-of-Concept implementations, for ISV software certification, or full scale deployments on public cloud infrastructure.
There is plenty more to learn about SUSE CaaS Platform, Kubernetes, and rapid application delivery at SUSECON. If you’re at the event, be sure to check out these sessions (you’ll be able to access the content later from home too!):