Weave GitOps Enterprise is now Available in the Azure Marketplace
Weave GitOps Enterprise, a full-stack GitOps platform and continuous operation product, is now available in the Azure Marketplace, part of the newly released Kubernetes Apps.
Microsoft recently announced that Kubernetes Apps is now available in the Azure Marketplace. One of those available ‘apps’ is Weave GitOps Enterprise, a full-stack GitOps platform that automates trusted application delivery and secure infrastructure operations.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a managed Kubernetes platform for organizations running their applications on Azure. With Kubernetes Apps, teams can enhance their AKS deployments by accessing a diverse ecosystem of tested and transactable third-party solutions from leading partners and popular open-source offerings. In addition to Weaveworks, some of the other partners include Isovalent, Cast AI, Portworx, CloudCasa, and many others.
"We are excited to bring the automation and scale of Weave GitOps to the Azure Marketplace. With one click, AKS can strengthen resilience, ease of scale, cluster management, and application pipeline support with the market-leading GitOps solution built on FluxCD. Weave GitOps customers build internal developer platforms on AKS, bridge hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, as well as leverage simpler operations of applications with secure CI/CD pipelines in the cloud, on-premise or at the edge." - Mike Kress, VP of Business Development and Alliances.
This latest partnership is part of our Weaveworks ongoing effort to support and deliver GitOps capabilities on all major cloud providers. We’ve recently released VS Code Extension on the Azure Marketplace and have been an integral part of Azure Kubernetes Service since 2021 - more on that below.
This integration brings numerous benefits to customers, including a simplified supply chain with vetted security, integrated billing, and seamless one-click deployment to AKS. All of which makes it easier to develop cutting-edge solutions.
Kubernetes Apps empowers users to drive business efficiency through one-click deployments and CI/CD automation, and reduces management and operational overhead with streamlined enterprise support and automated lifecycle management. It also utilizes secure and certified solutions that undergo rigorous vulnerability scans, and simplifies billing and consumption with flexible options and the ability to apply Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) to third-party solutions.
<p>Figure: Kubernetes Apps on Azure Marketplace - Source</p><p></p><p></p>
GitOps Capabilities (via Flux) in Azure
GitOps capabilities have been an integral part of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) since December 2021. Azure leverages FluxCD, a CNCF open-source solution, to facilitate the implementation of GitOps in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes (Arc K8s) clusters. Azure simplifies the usage of GitOps across multiple clusters by offering a user-friendly installation process, automated updates, and health reporting.
In Azure, GitOps with Flux v2 is enabled as a cluster extension for AKS or Arc K8s clusters, allowing for the installation of Flux controllers within the clusters.
Other Azure Marketplace Listing: GitOps Tools for Visual Studio Code
There’s another GitOps tool available on the Azure Marketplace: GitOps Tools for Visual Studio Code. This extension is built on Flux CD (a CNCF open-source project) and can abstract and simplify deployments for application developers, so they can deploy directly from the IDE. To learn more about this extension, watch this video and/or read this blog.
Check the Visual Studio Marketplace for the complete list of features and installation instructions.
Automate Deployments with Weave GitOps Enterprise
Powered by Flux CD, Weave GitOps Enterprise (WGE) empowers platform teams to build internal developer platforms on AKS. Application teams can utilize AKS to deliver cloud-native applications and infrastructure in the cloud, on-premise, or at the edge. Weave GitOps Enterprise has numerous features such as multiple cluster management dashboard; WGE control panel that visualizes application lifecycle, drift, and cluster health, among other critical metrics; application pipelines for observable, repeatable, and secure promotions.
Weaveworks has different pricing options for annual support subscriptions of Weave GitOps Enterprise and Weave GitOps Assured. Pricing can be calculated per node, per cluster, or application based. Contact us to discuss a solution and package that fits your needs.