Next to our providers for the most popular public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, we have now added a new provider for running the Otomi Container Platform on Kubernetes in a private cloud, called the on-prem provider.
Creating an Office Lab Setup
To test the Otomi on-prem provider, we have set up a Kubernetes cluster on bare metal consisting of 3 nodes, each with 32GB memory, an Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz 8 core CPU, and 512GB SSD storage. For the host OS, we use SuSE Kubic. Why SuSE Kubic? Well because SuSE Kubic:
- is a super modern and minimalistic OS with transactional updates
- uses the CRI-O Container Engine
- is really simple to install and adding hosts can be easily automated
- is tweaked for running container workloads
Enabling Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Scenarios
With the new on-prem provided added to the Otomi Container Platform, we can now support both hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios. This makes it possible to use a single pane of glass (Otomi Console) to deploy and manage container-based workloads on any Kubernetes cluster running the Otomi Container Platform, be it in the public cloud, in a private cloud, or in a hybrid setup.
All otomi Container Platform providers
With the new Otomi Container Platform on-prem provider and our experiences with the lab setup using Suse Kubic, we are now working on a new proposition: Otomi Appliance. With Otomi Appliance, you can get a complete and ready-to-use container platform as a hardware solution. We think Otomi Appliance would be particularly useful for event streaming and other “heavy” database and analytical applications. Stay tuned for more updates.