D2iQ has broadened its portfolio by including newly launched cloud native CI/CD platform Dispatch to its Kubernetes distribution Konvoy.
The brand new software, from the corporate previously often known as Mesosphere, goals at offering a “clear separation of obligations between builders and operators,” whereas “embracing cloud native CI/CD GitOps processes”. In Dispatch the latter merely implies that configurations for pipelines and utility deployment are all saved in a Git repository.
To ensure that neither devs nor ops are scared away by the considered studying one more software, Dispatch guarantees a alternative of 4 area particular languages to configure pipelines. Customers can select between JSON, YAML, and the much less widespread CUE and Starklark, that are supposedly JSON- and Python-like.
The varied language providing is supposed to be one of many differentiating components within the CI/CD house, since fairly just a few related initiatives deal with YAML solely. And there are fairly just a few, for the reason that cloud native world noticed a gradual inflow of CI/CD initiatives because it declared steady integration a nonetheless to be tackled downside at KubeCon Europe in Copenhagen in 2018.
In addition to Tekton and Argo CD, that are additionally stated to be usable with Dispatch, the CI/CD a part of the cloud native panorama spans a very good 34 initiatives with varied scopes in varied levels (on the time of writing, that’s). And whereas slightly competitors could be fairly wholesome to push improvement, this degree of alternate options may imply the brand new platform may flip right into a factor for these searching for a straightforward approach to prolong their D2iQ-provided setup completely.
The corporate nevertheless absolutely goals increased than that, touting Dispatch’s different options equivalent to built-in multi-tenancy (courtesy of Kubernetes), permitting groups to run their pipelines in numerous namespaces, and the “GitOps primarily based operational freedom” which presents a “real-time supply of reality” for everybody concerned in a mission.
D2iQ clients and people within the mission can take it for a spin now. Dispatch could be tried without spending a dime as a part of the Konvoy trial providing, which additionally features a declarative common operator and Kommander, a software for federated cross-cluster administration.