Taking the Complexity Out of Kubernetes

Kubernetes has emerged as the de-facto platform of choice for implementing containerized microservices and accelerating cloud migration. It saves time, is cost-effective, and can run in the cloud or on-premises. No wonder adoption is skyrocketing. In 2019 Kubernetes usage grew almost 50% in the span of just six months. As the technology goes mainstream, Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of organizations will run containerized applications in production.

Kubernetes is Not Without its Challenges

Under pressure to modernize and quickly deploy applications, government agencies know that containerized microservices are a key part of building the applications they need. Kubernetes is also critical to achieving a multi-cloud strategy. Because all the major cloud providers provide remarkably similar hosted Kubernetes options; it’s now realistic to build a containerized application, based on Kubernetes, that can run across AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and even on-premise environments.

However, as transformational as Kubernetes is, many agencies lack experience with the platform, and struggle with its complexity. They are also keenly aware that transitioning from a server-based architecture to containers is non-trivial and introduces security and operational risks.

Finding the Right DevSecOps Platform for Kubernetes

Unfortunately, most monitoring and security tools provide little or no visibility into Kubernetes. Another pitfall is that their pricing plans – designed for server-based architectures – penalize the use of containers with hidden fees and complex licensing.

As a result, most teams who use Kubernetes limp along with either open source tools that are hard to scale, or legacy tools that handicap their efforts with minimal visibility.

To help government agencies overcome these challenges, DLT has partnered with Sumo Logic to bring our public sector customers access to an out-of-the-box Kubernetes App that provides integrated visibility into Kubernetes applications for engineering, site reliability, platform, and security teams.

Just some of the key benefits are:

Observability – everything you need in one place:Get instant access to performance metrics, logs, Kubernetes system and security events.

kubernetes deployment view

Discoverability: simple easy to understand navigation. Legacy monitoring solutions take an infrastructure-first approach to Kubernetes that hides problems in a mountain of false positives. With Sumo Logic, teams can easily navigate from customer issues at the service level to platform problems at the container level.

kubernetes screen showing discoverability

Security: protect your Kubernetes platform in real-time. Data is at risk when you don’t have a view into security threats. Get a top to bottom DevSecOps view from containers to applications with out-of-the-box security events and dashboards.

kubernetes screen showing security rules trigger

Learn more about Sumo Logic’s Continuous Intelligence Platform for Kubernetes – an integrated solution to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure Kubernetes applications.