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Red Hat launches Operator Hub with Kubernetes providers

Red Hat launches Operator Hub with Kubernetes providers

In collaboration with Microsoft, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, Red Hat today releases OperatorHub.io. This is a public register in which companies can search for services that are supported by Kubernetes Operators. This concerns the management and deployment of Kubernetes-native applications that have been tested for users.

Diane Mueller, who is Red Hat’s director of community development, states that Operators have become extremely popular since their launch by CoreOS in 2016. After all, it is a way to automate the management of infrastructure and apps with Kubernetes. But the growth is very rapid and it is difficult to keep up with the demand for new Operators. With the introduction of Operator Hub, we are meeting this challenge by introducing a common register in which Operators can be found, Mueller writes in a blog post.

Different Operators

In order for the system to work as well as possible, the various additions made by Operators on the hub contain precise descriptions of the functions and the supported versions of Kubernetes. But that’s not all, there are also other things to be found in order to make an informed choice. For example, the access rules to certain Kubernetes have been laid down, as well as the requirements needed to install a container and keep it running safely.

Red Hat, Microsoft, Amazon and Google have drawn up a list that Operators must comply with before they can be placed in the system. They have to:

  1. support functions around cluster lifecycles;
  2. can be managed through the Operator Frameworks Operator Lifecycle Management;
  3. acceptable documentation for its intended users.

Many Operators are already available in the Hub, but it is expected that this number will continue to grow. Red Hat is currently assessing each request for the Hub manually, but an automatic process is underway. The goal is to lower the barrier to move applications to Kubernetes, writes Mueller. The Operator services are expected to play an important role in this.

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