Bitnami Launches Kubeapps

December 5, 2017

Kubeapps is an application deployment environment that empowers users to discover, launch and manage pre-packaged Kubernetes-ready applications and developer tools from within their Kubernetes cluster.

"Bitnami is the leader in application packaging and Kubernetes is the leading platform for container orchestration. We have been heavily involved in the evolution of the Kubernetes platform and contributing to its success with a focus on projects that define how applications are packaged, discovered and deployed," said Sebastien Goasguen, Sr Dir of Cloud Technologies at Bitnami "While we've created and contributed to some excellent standalone tools to simplify Kubernetes for early adopters, we're excited to empower the next generation of Kubernetes users with a unified experience that further simplifies the deployment of Kubernetes-ready applications. Kubeapps is that tool."

Kubeapps builds on Bitnami's work in creating and contributing to popular Kubernetes projects like Helm, Monocular and Kubeless, and leverages expertise in application packaging and containers to provide a simple, secure and comprehensive way to deploy applications for a Kubernetes environment. New users and Kubernetes experts will find value in the Kubeapps product design which provides a simple CLI for installation, a web UI for in-cluster application launch and management and a web portal for additional community contribution and social interaction including the ability to rate, review and share applications.

The Kubeapps project has three primary components:

Kubeapps CLI - a command line interface to bootstrap all the required tools onto your Kubernetes cluster

Kubeapps Application Dashboard - an in-cluster console for discovery and deployment of Helm charts and Kubeless serverless Functions

Kubeapps Hub - A community hub to discover, rate and review pre-packaged kubernetes applications that is accessible or through the Kubeapps console in your Kubernetes cluster.

Kubeapps combines the simplicity of Bitnami click-to-deploy applications with leading Kubernetes tools to deliver an in-cluster experience with Kubernetes-ready applications that are:

Simple to Use: Pre-configured applications and development environments ready to launch in your cluster

Up-to-date: Bitnami applications are continuously updated and secure

Multi-format: Pre-configured applications and development environments ready to launch in your cluster

Trusted: Over 1 million Bitnami-packaged applications are deployed every month

"Kubeapps is an obvious continuation of the Bitnami mission to make awesome software available to everyone and an excellent tool to bring the click-to-deploy experience we're known for to the Kubernetes world." said Daniel Lopez, co-founder and CEO of Bitnami. "Repackaging many of our Kubernetes projects and contributions into a single experience is an important step for us and the community and we're excited to work with users and contributors to ensure that Kubeapps is delivering the packaged application experience that they expect in their Kubernetes cluster."

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