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Cisco has announced Kubernetes support for AppDynamics and Cisco CloudCenter, enabling enterprises to adopt Kubernetes in production, and create and modernize their applications for the multicloud era. 

Together, Cisco CloudCenter 4.9 and AppDynamics for Kubernetes are intended to support Kubernetes in production by enabling enterprises to deploy, monitor, and optimize their Kubernetes-orchestrated applications both on-premises and in public cloud environments. Companies can use Cisco CloudCenter to deploy container-based applications with AppDynamics monitoring enabled on deployment. AppDynamics for Kubernetes can detect and report on dynamic conditions at the application or cluster level. Cisco CloudCenter can be triggered to optimize performance for seamless user experience until abnormalities are resolved. This helps IT operations staff adapt to the new production challenges of managing containerized applications in a dynamic Kubernetes environment.

“The Kubernetes platform has emerged as the de-facto container solution as customers accelerate adoption of containerized application architectures,” said Kip Compton, vice president of the Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group. “But organizations are still challenged to efficiently and confidently utilize Kubernetes as they modernize legacy applications and develop new cloud applications. With our latest Kubernetes support, customers can now easily adopt production-grade Kubernetes across multicloud environments.”

The new AppDynamics will also provide organizations deeper visibility into application and business performance for intelligence into containerized applications, Kubernetes clusters, and underlying infrastructure metrics.

The new Cisco CloudCenter 4.9 is a key element of the open, hybrid cloud offering from Cisco and Google, announced in October 2017 and planned for availability later this year. Customers will be able to run production-grade containers on any infrastructure through the combination of Cisco CloudCenter 4.9, Cisco Container Platform, and the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

For IT teams, running Kubernetes in production affects a range of existing virtual machine-based tools and operating processes on which IT relies to deliver services. As organizations transition to container-optimized IT operations, Cisco CloudCenter 4.9 enables organizations to create deployable blueprints that work across multicloud environments so customers can deploy and manage containerized and virtual machine-based workloads on premises and in the cloud.

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