Single Pane of Glass (Single Pane View or Single Pane of Management Control) is the goal of several IT Operations Managers. It integrates all parts of heterogeneous and or homogenous IT systems.
A Cloud Computing Console such as Azure Portal, Google Cloud Console are good examples of Single Pane of Glass. These GUI tools gives ‘one view’ for virtual machines, storage, network, development tools and other.
I had an opportunity to design and implement Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) for Ministry of Health, BC a decade ago. This tool from Oracle provides a consolidated management view of various security data stores (LDAP and XML) without synchronizing or moving the data from its native locations. We were able to build a consolidated view for Active Directory, Oracle Internet Directory and few RDBMS data stores using OVD.
The growth of MultiCloud adoption spreads applications across various network segments that are very complex to monitor and manage. Cloud managed Kubernetes services such as AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service, Azure Kubernetes Service and Google Kubernetes Engine provides their management console to customers to manage their Containers. It poses challenges in provisioning, security approvals, technical support, compliance with data residency requirements and billing. Moreover, a MultiCloud customer must have well-trained resources and retain them to stay profitable.
If any organization is just getting started with Kubernetes MultiCluster environment, then the following concerns are to be evaluated:
I found Kuberiter 3 years ago with the idea of provisioning and managing Kubernetes Clusters in AWS, Azure and GCP without the need of logging into their Cloud portals. Kubernetes IT Ops can login into our portal, connect those Clouds securely then start provisioning, operating and deploying their applications.
Kuberiter is a Single Pane of Glass for AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service, Azure Kubernetes Service and Google Kubernetes Engine.
Similarly, Red Hat provides a tool called ‘Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes’.
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes offers end-to-end management visibility and control to manage your cluster and application life cycle, along with security and compliance of your entire Kubernetes domain across multiple data centres and public clouds. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes controls clusters and applications from a single console, with built-in security policies.
It supports the following Kubernetes Cluster service models:
Running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes includes capabilities to unify the MultiCluster management, provide policy-based governance, and extend application lifecycle management.
Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on the capabilities of OpenShift Container Platform with, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes, day-2 management capabilities, and a global container registry. With OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations can more consistently protect and manage applications across open hybrid cloud environments and application life cycles.
Read about Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes here.
Gone are the days that requires multiple tools and resources to achieve the desired IT outcome. Today is the age of “single pane of glass” where it is made possible to accommodate not just security and development but management and operations from scope to end. Kuberiter and RedHat products are the key because they do heavy lifting for Kubernetes Clusters across Clouds and On-Premise.
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