Workflow Automation Now Available for Sequencing Kubernetes Workloads
This week we announced the availability of Navops Command 1.2, the latest release of our software suite that helps enterprises run containerized microservices applications and non-containerized workloads more efficiently on Kubernetes. This sophisticated scheduler and policy management system provides virtual multi-tenancy and resource sharing to increase cluster utilization and lower operation costs.
We are very pleased to report that Navops Command also provides new workflow capabilities. Now, improved automation, enhanced modeling of business processes and overall workflow efficiency will significantly reduce the demand on developers to code job dependency into their software. We have seen a growing need across Kubernetes deployments to address the sequencing of jobs, and to efficiently manage job dependencies in a workflow management framework. With Navops Command 1.2, DevOps engineers can specify job dependencies so that sequence and dependency can be followed at execution time.
Friedrich Ferstl, Univa CTO, said, “Navops Command 1.2 enables organizations to take full advantage of container management today. This release is the culmination of customer-driven requests for workflow capabilities in Kubernetes deployments, key enhancements and more CNCF supported projects, with monitoring, scheduling and workload optimizations being key.”
Other Navops Command 1.2 enhancements include:
Navops Command 1.2 Leverages Cloud Native Projects
Navops Command is designed to complement and enhance Kubernetes for enterprise deployments. Navops Command now utilizes other CNCF projects including Fluentd, OpenTracing and the proposed project etcd. This inclusion of CNCF projects ensures Navops Command’s compatibility with the ecosystem’s projects that enterprises are adopting at a rapid rate and are familiar with.
Chris Aniszczyk, CTO at CNCF, said, “CNCF provides a neutral foundation for trusted open source technologies and industry-proven best practices to help organizations build, deploy and run critical cloud native applications. It is great to see ecosystem vendor solutions, like Univa’s Navops, integrating support for CNCF projects and delivering enterprise capabilities on top of them.”
Navops Command 1.2 is available for download at navops.io/command.html.
Coined “Scheduling Superpowers for Kubernetes”, Navops is a suite of products that enables enterprises to take full advantage of Kubernetes and provides the ability to quickly and easily deploy a container-ready infrastructure and run containers at scale. Navops utilizes workload placement and advanced policy management across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures. With Navops, companies can automate micro-service applications and efficiently respond to end-user demand. Please visit navops.io or univa.com for more information.
Robert Lalonde is the VP and General Manager of Navops. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.