Atlassian puts its Data Center products into containers
It’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon this week and within the slew of bulletins, one identify stood out: Atlassian . The corporate is greatest often called the maker of instruments that permit builders to work extra effectively and now as a cloud infrastructure supplier. On this age of containerization, although, even Atlassian can bask within the glory that’s Kubernetes as a result of the corporate right this moment introduced that it’s launching Atlassian Software program in Kubernetes (AKS), a brand new resolution that permits enterprises to run and handle its on-premise purposes like Jira Knowledge Middle as containers and with the assistance of Kubernetes.
To construct this resolution, Atlassian partnered with Praqma, a Steady Supply and DevOps consultancy. It’s additionally making AKS out there as open supply.
As the corporate admits in right this moment’s announcement, operating a Knowledge Middle software and making certain excessive availability might be quite a lot of work utilizing right this moment’s strategies. With AKS and by containerizing the purposes, scaling and administration ought to turn out to be simpler — and downtime extra avoidable.
“Availability is key with ASK. Automation keeps mission-critical applications running whatever happens,” the corporate explains. “If a Jira server fails, Data Center will automatically redirect traffic to healthy servers. If an application or server crashes Kubernetes automatically reconciles by bringing up a new application. There’s also zero downtime upgrades for Jira.”
AKS handles the scaling and most admin duties, along with providing a monitoring resolution primarily based on the open-source Grafana and Prometheus initiatives.
Containers are slowly changing into the distribution medium of alternative for quite a lot of distributors. As enterprises transfer their present purposes to containers, it is sensible for them to additionally anticipate that they’ll handle their present on-premises purposes from third-party distributors in the identical techniques. For some distributors, that will imply a shift away from pre-server licensing to per-seat licensing, so there are enterprise implications to this, however usually, it’s a logical transfer for many.