Delivering Kubernetes Apps to Non-Kubernetes Users

Greetings and welcome back to my blog series on getting familiar with the Replicated catalog. In part 1 of the series, we walked through the process of signing up on the Replicated Vendor Portal and with my colleague Fernando’s help, we made our first KOTS application. Now that we have created an application, we can

KOTS Snapshots with Disaster Recovery – Now GA

Starting in KOTS v1.31.0, the Snapshots feature set that can be used to back up and restore applications, as well as restore from disaster recovery scenarios, is now generally available (GA), further improving Replicated’s Day 2 operational capabilities for third-party software vendors. In addition to bringing this feature set out of beta, we’ve streamlined the

Kubernetes Off-The-Shelf Software & Why You Need It In Your Life

Greetings friends and welcome to part one of a series on getting familiar with the Replicated catalog. We’re going to start with KOTS – short for Kubernetes-off-the-shelf software. Since you’re here, I’m going to assume that you’re probably already at least somewhat familiar with Kubernetes, (TL;dr it’s THE open source container orchestration engine that’s way

Tracking Trends: Rise of Kubernetes Elevates Software Delivery On-Prem

At Replicated, we closely track happenings in the cloud native space given that we use cloud native technologies to deliver and manage software on-prem. (We like the on-prem term because it neatly sidesteps the tiresome on-premise vs. on-premises debate.) That’s why some of the findings in the latest Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) survey caught

Kubernetes Infrastructure vs. Kubernetes Application Management

Interest in the adoption of Kubernetes (K8s) has certainly exploded over the past 3-5 years, but as with any next wave technology, there’s still a lot of confusion in the market about how to best leverage it to accelerate your business goals. In this post, we’ll break down the differences between K8s infrastructure delivery and

Replicated Donates SchemaHero to the CNCF

We’re excited to share that SchemaHero has been accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Sandbox project. While SchemaHero has always been an open source project, we are now transferring ownership to the CNCF and are committing to an open governance model so that it’s not directly tied to our vision at

SchemaHero 0.9 Released

Today we’re excited to announce the 0.9.0 release of SchemaHero. SchemaHero continues to be an OSS project we use internally and believe others will find useful as they move to Kubernetes. This release includes the ability to build custom workflows around schema migration approval (and rejection), a new kubectl plugin to manage SchemaHero, early support

Distributing Operators in KOTS

Starting in KOTS 1.13.0, new support for packaging and distributing Kubernetes Operators has been introduced. Operators are a great way to make self-managing applications by automating day-to-day maintenance tasks that run in a “reconciliation loop” alongside the application. Operators alone aren’t great for 3rd-party software delivery because they require manual intervention to deploy or upgrade

Packaging Helm charts as KOTS apps

Replicated KOTS now has native support for packaging Helm charts as a component, or even as a KOTS application by itself. This works for both Helm 2 charts & the new Helm 3 charts. Helm Charts as Full KOTS Apps This new integration simplifies the process of creating and maintaining a KOTS application for software

Introducing kURL – K8s Distro Creator

kURL is an open source upstream-Kubernetes, custom distro creator. Think of kurl.sh as a link shortener for your favorite Kubernetes base components (aka add-ons). It creates a unique URL for your specific combination of components that can be installed with cURL on a modern Linux server. kURL installation packages can be run online or downloaded