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D2iQ Previews Significant Expansion of its Ksphere Portfolio of Advanced Kubernetes Offerings for Smarter Day 2 Operations
D2iQ, the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms that power smarter Day 2 operations, previewed a set of upcoming solutions and announcements regarding their Ksphere offering for Kubernetes, including the general availability of its open source project, KUDO, as well as Kommander. 

First, D2iQ announced the upcoming availability of three data services designed to empower end-to-end pipelines for IoT and Edge infrastructure, based on KUDO, an open source project providing a universal declarative framework for deploying stateful data services using Kubernetes operators. KUDO is expected to be generally available in early November. The KUDO framework is a major step forward for those looking to simplify and create operational consistency in the implementation of stateful data services within their Kubernetes infrastructure. Along with the release of the KUDO framework, D2iQ will make generally available its first KUDO operator to support open source distributions of Kafka. The KUDO Kafka Operator leverages KUDO's universal controller for high throughput, low-latency, real-time event streaming within Kubernetes-based applications.  Additionally, in-line with D2iQ's strategy of reducing support and procurement fatigue, full end to end operational support for KUDO Kafka will be offered.

Additionally, the company expects that two subsequent operators, KUDO Spark and KUDO Cassandra, will be available in beta release later in November along with full support offerings. 

As demonstrated with the development of KUDO, D2iQ has extensive experience with real-time data requirements, including some of the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

"As organizations look to create new monetization streams and to create greater efficiencies in existing ones, many are finding unique value leveraging small footprint compute technologies (IoT)," said Tobi Knaup, Chief Technology Officer, D2iQ. "By leveraging Kubernetes within IoT initiatives, organizations are able to deliver a unified operational strategy across on-premises IoT/OT and public/private cloud architectures. Our expanded Ksphere offerings, including KUDO, and very soon, Kommander, help make that a reality."

Kommander, expected to be announced soon, provides federated management, governance and visibility for disparate Kubernetes clusters across an organization's on-premises and cloud footprint.

D2iQ's Ksphere provides a full complement of technologies, professional services, training, and support options to ensure that organizational resources have end-to-end support for both Kubernetes and the full stack of associated cloud native services the organization will depend upon.

KUDO, including operators for Kafka, Spark and Cassandra, as well as Kommander, can be experienced live at D2iQ's booths at both the KubeCon North America on November 18-21, and AWS re:Invent on December 2-6. 

Published Monday, November 04, 2019 9:01 AM by David Marshall
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