How KNIME used Replicated to Meet Customer Demand and Launch a New Product
In this video and transcript, Replicated's CEO Grant Miller interviews Jim Falgout, VP of US Operations at KNIME. Hear firsthand how KNIME uses Replicated in their distribution workflow and the success they've found selling into customer-managed environments.
Helm alone is not enough (for commercial software distribution)
For software vendors with paying customers, there are a lot of distinct capabilities necessary to be successful. While Helm does its specific job of installing apps very well, Helm alone is not enough to handle the full lifecycle of commercial software distribution.
Testing Releases in Customer-representative Environments
A common challenge for independent software vendors (ISVs) is that the wild diversity of customer-managed operating environments makes testing their application very complex and time consuming. Replicated's Compatibility Matrix offers a solution.
All K8s are not the same: How ISVs test compatibility
When distributing a Helm chart to hundreds of enterprise customers, it's important for ISVs to ensure compatibility with a range of Kubernetes versions, distributions, configurations, add-ons, and entitlement. Here's how.
Replicated Recent Release Highlights: November 2021
Are you settling in yet to your autumn vibe? We are! Our team here at Replicated is really enjoying our apple ciders, campfires, and general fall coziness.
Solving the Problem of Installing Software on Kubernetes – On-Premises and on the Edge
By Jason Bloomberg (@TheEbizWizard) – Intellyx | Part 3 of the Intellyx On-Prem Innovation Series In the first two articles in this series (which you can find here and here), my colleague Jason English explained why many enterprises would prefer air gapped software installs over putting software in the cloud.
Replicated Had a Blast at KubeCon 2021
Looking back at this past week, we truly had a memorable experience at KubeCon 2021. Even though we are on the tail end of a pandemic, we were thankfully and safely able to gather in Downtown Los Angeles and see so many of you amazing people in the global Kubernetes community.
Replicated Recent Release Highlights: August 2021
Summer may be winding down, but the Replicated Product & Engineering teams are moving full steam ahead on our product roadmap! It’s time for another fresh batch of exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf), our embedded K8s installer (kURL), and Vendor Web.
Replicated Recent Release Highlights: July 2021
Time for another fresh batch of exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf), and kURL! Check out the recently shipped features and release highlights for July 2021 below.
The State of On-Prem Series: Container-Based Deployments Are the Norm
With the rapid adoption of on-premises deployments among enterprises, there’s one thing that may come as a surprise: container-based deployments are the norm, and modern enterprise software companies have embraced Kubernetes as the container-orchestration system of choice for their on-premises needs.
Replicated Recent Release Highlights: May 2021
This month, we bring you another post in our ongoing blog series highlighting some of the exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf), kURL, and Vendor Web. Let’s take a look at some of the recently shipped features and release highlights for May 2021 below.
Replicated Runthrough: KOTS 101
Greetings and welcome back to the Replicated Runthrough series, where we teach you about each project in the Replicated catalog in simple terms. This week’s episode will be on KOTS – a.k.a. Kubernetes Off The Shelf software.
The State of On-Prem: Modern Solutions for a Traditional Problem
Dimensional Research has just released a new report, The State of On-Prem: Modern Solutions for a Traditional Problem, based on a survey sponsored by Replicated.
Replicated Runthrough: Outdated 101
Greetings and welcome back for the next episode of the Replicated Runthrough series. This time we’re going to discuss Outdated.sh, an open source kubectl plugin that finds and reports outdated cluster images.
Replicated Recent Release Highlights: April 2021
Last month we kicked off this new regular blog series where we update you on some of the exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf), kURL, and Vendor Web.
Build vs Buy: Why On-Prem Matters
Historically, delivering on-prem software has meant building bespoke, manual processes for every customer environment; costing time, resources, and money. Thanks to new, off-the-shelf solutions, delivery, and management have gotten easier than ever.
Get Updated With Outdated
Have you been running a Kubernetes cluster for a while without updating? Do you have concerns that images running in your cluster might be a bit… old? Want a quick, easy, straight-forward solution to updating cluster images that doesn’t take forever to install? Well, we have just the answer for you – Outdated.sh!
SchemaHero 0.12 Released
Today, we’re excited to announce the release of SchemaHero 0.12. This is our first release as a CNCF Sandbox project, and we are thrilled with the community involvement and progress of the project.
KOTS Snapshots - Disaster Recovery 101
They say, “An ounce of preparation is better than a pound of cure.” This holds true for many situations, none more so than making sure that your organization is prepared in the dreaded event that something – whether it be an HSD, a fire, a spilled drink, or a flock of wild pigeons – takes […]
Replicated’s Recent Release Highlights: March 2021
As our team and product grows, we’re making big strides with feature improvements to make your Replicated experience even better. This article kicks off what will be a regular blog series announcing new features, with a breakdown of the latest additions to KOTS (Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf).
Delivering Kubernetes Apps to Non-Kubernetes Users
KOTS is awesome if your clients are already running K8s – but what about the ones who haven’t fully been caught up in the K8s wave yet and are ready to make the jump? Well, the Replicated Vendor Portal offers a solution for that, using another Replicated product named kURL. We’ll definitely talk more about kURL in later blogs, but for now the TL;DR of what kURL is, is that it’s a custom Kubernetes distribution builder and installer that uses a cURL one-liner to build out a cluster. For this specific use case, KOTS is combined with kURL to install Kubernetes, then install your application all in one go.
Announcing Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf (KOTS) Software
Today Replicated is announcing its new Replicated KOTS platform. Replicated KOTS provides software vendors with the tools they need to operationalize and scale the distribution of their Kubernetes application into enterprise environments. Those tools include Kubernetes-native versions of release channels, customer license management, automated troubleshooting and a nextgen end-customer admin experience.
At Replicated, we believe that all software should be built to support modern on-prem installations. Most software requires at least one database, and reliable, automated database schema management is essential for application updates. To help enable this, we are introducing a new open source project named SchemaHero.
Hands on with AWS Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes
Amazon’s long-awaited Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) is here, which means everybody operating in the world of cloud-native applications and Amazon Web Services should probably develop at least a baseline understanding of what it does and how it works.
How We’re Using GraphQL and Apollo at Replicated
In recent months we’ve been making the transition from using REST APIs to using GraphQL, which has enhanced our development workflow in a variety of ways. If you haven’t heard of GraphQL, it’s an open-source data query language that allows you to request multiple types of data, all using a single endpoint.
Even Smaller Docker Image Sizes
In one of our recent posts, we looked at some of the core strategies for reducing a docker image size. Since then, new ways to reduce an image size have emerged, enabling even faster distribution of images and startup times.
First look at Docker SwarmKit
I was planning to deploy a test environment for a new application today, then the release of Docker SwarmKit came. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to spend part of the day giving SwarmKit a try.
Airgapped Installation Support
Replicated now supports three types of installation: direct connect, proxy and today we’re introducing air gapped installation. “Air gapped” basically means a server or network that is physically isolated and does not have outbound or inbound internet access.
Custom Branding for the Dashboard
With the release of Replicated 1.2.73 you can now customize the look & feel of the dashboard of your on-prem customer experience. To get started visit the vendor portal app settings page. Branding is staged by channel, so that you can test your branding before shipping it to customers.