What is an adoption framework for Kubernetes?
A Kubernetes adoption framework can be used to support migration to Kubernetes in an efficient and streamlined way. The benefit of a Kubernetes adoption framework is that a number of required capabilities and configurations are established initially, which determine how containerized applications are going to be deployed, secured and operated. A Kubernetes adoption framework provides all the required controls following best practices in the areas of security, compliance, observability, CD, networking and self-service. All based on Infrastructure as Code.
A Kubernetes adoption framework is implemented differently for each organization. Each company has different requirements, has to meet different compliance requirements, and uses different cloud infrastructures. Creating a multi-/hybrid cloud Kubernetes landing zone requires a significant investment. Otomi can be used as a Kubernetes adoption framework to create a landing zone for containerized applications on any Kubernetes cluster in any cloud and can be tailored based on organization specific requirements.
Why use an adoption framework like Otomi for Kubernetes
Compliant With Security Regulations Given that established parameters apply, developers operate within well-defined boundaries. This means that companies do not risk of running containerized workloads that differ from their compliance policy. Similarly, the IT manager is less concerned about compliance as it is embedded in the foundation of the IT infrastructure.
Speed And Scalability As mentioned above, a migration to Kubernetes can happen more quickly with the help of an adoption framework. Preparation time is significantly reduced. Creating a compliant landigzone for Kubernetes can take up to 12 months (or even more) of work (if you have the required knowledge onboard). This time can be cut down to days with the use of Otomi, resulting in considerable cost savings as well as a shorter time-to-market for new applications and more efficiently DevOps processes. Another key feature inherent in Otomi as an adoption framework is scalability, as it is easy to expand to new environments. It allows the development of standard profiles easily for new Kubernetes clusters in any cloud.
Security And Compliance Thanks to guardrails, compliance is an integral part of Otomi, meaning developers and engineers can safely operate containerized workloads on Kubernetes and in observance of compliance regulations. What’s more, organizations don’t spend that much time implementing complex configurations with the risk of technical debt. This especially applies to the operational phase. But it doesn’t stop with a one-off setting of the environment. It is also about keeping all environments up to date in an ongoing and consistent way.
A Better Understanding Of Costs Organizations quickly lose control of their engineering expenses because they don’t have a clear overview of the technologies being used and their costs. Otomi reduces unexpected and unnecessary expenses.
Standardized For Multi-Tenancy In a multi-tenant architecture, standardizing tenancy allows you to enforce policies to a group of users. It helps you set up different security profiles and provide access to shared tools with users having specific privileges.
What are the capabilities of an adoption framework for Kubernetes?
The following picture shows all the required capabilities for a Kubernetes adoption framework, which are all incorporated into Otomi: