Datawire, provider of the Kubernetes-native API gateway, Ambassador, is releasing K8s Initializer, a new free tool that makes it easy for development teams to create fully-configured application-ready Kubernetes clusters.
The K8s Initializer eliminates bottlenecks in the building process and empowers engineers to bootstrap networking, ingress, and observability in a new Kubernetes cluster in just 5 clicks via a self-service web-based interface.
For teams new to Kubernetes, the K8s Initializer provides an easy and effective way to get started with creating an environment to deliver new services quickly.
This enables application developers to build, test, and deploy new business functionality faster. The K8s Initializer also allows developers to save their custom-generated configurations so that they can easily repeat this process every time they want to test on a new cluster.
“For your development teams to be effective on Kubernetes, they need to be building and testing in clusters that are application-ready for their specific environment,” says Richard Li, CEO and Co-Founder of Datawire. “Requiring developers to manually bootstrap these clusters takes time away from feature development and impedes their ability to deliver new features to end users. The K8s Initializer simplifies this process down to a few clicks so developers can spend time delivering features faster.”
This free offering comes on the heels of the recently launched Delivery Accelerator module, available within the Ambassador Edge Stack and is designed to improve the process of building and deploying continuous delivery pipelines.
According to the company, the Delivery Accelerator is a key piece of the Kubernetes puzzle that helps developers leverage continuous delivery in order to rapidly build a version 0 of their Kubernetes application.
For more information about this release, visit www.getambassador.io.