D2iQ, an independent Kubernetes platform, today announced version 2.0 of the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP). DKP 2.0 is underpinned by the adoption of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Cluster (CNCF) Cluster API (CAPI) open-source standard, empowering organizations to more easily deploy, manage and scale Kubernetes workloads in Day 2 production environments.
With a single, centralized strategic point of control for an organization’s application infrastructure, DKP 2.0 simplifies running applications across distributed, heterogeneous infrastructures whether on-prem, on the cloud, in air-gapped environments, or at the edge.
DKP 2.0 is architected around the new CNCF technology CAPI. The move to CAPI simplifies declarative infrastructure management using GitOps, automating many of the formerly manual processes required to keep systems running and scaling.
With a reduced process, from eight steps to one, organizations can use the command-line interface to quickly and easily provision air-gapped clusters either on-premises or in the cloud with the added ability to create comprehensive Amazon Machine Images for cloud air-gapped deployments. This is critical for organizations in government, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and other highly secure and regulated industries looking for the agility that comes with the cloud, but need to operate in secure environments.
DKP 2.0 provides customers with a simpler means of taking advantage of the inherent scalability of the cloud-native approach, automating the growth and shrinkage of infrastructure capacity based on the resource needs of the running workloads.
With DKP 2.0, the company has added FluxCD which is purpose-built for Kubernetes and leverages native Kubernetes capabilities. Adoption of Flux enables GitOps for both applications and infrastructure, supporting canary deployments and A/B rollouts.
Existing DKP customers already have access to 2.0 improvements with added features for managing multi-cluster, multi-cloud, and multi-tenant environments in any kind of infrastructure.