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About Upbound

Upbound delivers a multi-cloud platform based on Kubernetes that enables organizations to treat multiple disparate environments as one. This allows organizations to build highly scalable, readily available, multi-cloud services and reduce cost and complexity of managing, security, and scaling these services. Upbound enables a new level of automation, cost optimization, capacity overflow, fallover, policy enforcement, and portability across cloud environments.

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113 Cherry St Suite 67825

Seattle, Washington, 98104,

United States


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7 CNCF Tools for Scheduling and Orchestration

Apr 7, 2022

7 CNCF Tools for Scheduling and Orchestration Container managers like Kubernetes have become critical to managing large numbers of containers. By running containers in a cluster—a group of machines—a system can optimize how each application consumes memory. Automating these container management operations has become essential as the cloud-native ecosystem moves toward microservices designs and increasingly distributed computing. Kubernetes has become the near-standard container orchestration and scheduling utility, enabling engineers to better manage their distributed nodes from one control plane. Nowadays, it is the most actively maintained orchestrator, which means much of the other tooling in this area tends to integrate with Kubernetes and extend it into unique development scenarios. For example, kube-rs makes working with Kubernetes from the Rust language easier. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has been a force for new cloud-native tools in areas like streaming , observability , container runtime , CI/CD and others. Below, we’ll examine seven projects related to scheduling and orchestration that are hosted by the CNCF . Many of these open source projects are Kubernetes-aware and help deal with concerns like multi-cluster management, multi-cloud, data-intensive workloads and other specific requirements. 1. Kubernetes Kubernetes, often abbreviated as K8s, is the most widely used container orchestrator. Originally designed at Google, Kubernetes excels at scheduling and scaling large-scale container workloads, optimizing where they are run and handling many other application life cycle duties. As we’ve detailed before, Kubernetes is distinct from Docker although both tools are often used simultaneously. Kubernetes was open sourced in 2014 and is now a fully-graduated CNCF project. 2. Crossplane There are now many flavors of Kubernetes. Kubernetes may be self-managed or cloud-managed through services like EKS, AKS, GKE, ACK or PKS. There are also varying practices for multi-cluster management . Crossplane is a tool that extends the K8s API, making it easier to interface with multiple cloud providers. With Crossplane, teams can communicate through one universal API to manage multiple clusters and vendors in a customized manner. Crossplane also enables insertion of security policies and guardrails to help secure your cloud-native infrastructure. Crossplane was created by Upbound and is in incubating status within the CNCF. 3. Fluid Nowadays, it’s common to be working with data-intensive applications for scenarios like AI/ML development. Whereas Kubernetes is a container orchestrator, Fluid is instead designed for orchestrating the data layer. Fluid is an open source, Kubernetes-native project that helps work with data and scale dataset caches on demand. Based on Alluxio, Fluid provides a runtime and additional abstractions for managing datasets, making it a prime utility for working with distributed caches. By optimizing how data is handled, Fluid can train AI/ML models much faster than other methods. At the time of writing, Fluid is a sandbox CNCF project. 4. Karmada As previously noted, expansive cloud-native architectures may be using different flavors of Kubernetes. Karmada was built for this reality, as it is a utility that helps you run an application across various Kubernetes clusters and clouds. Using Karmada as a centralized management point could help avoid vendor lock-in and enable hybrid multi-cloud computing arrangements. Karmada functions using a REST API server that communicates with controllers that access clusters in various clouds. This process schedules clusters according to constraints and available resources. Karmada is currently a sandbox project with open governance hosted by the CNCF. 5. kube-rs Similar to the Go client for Kubernetes, kube-rs provides a runtime abstraction layer and macros for Kubernetes custom resource definitions (CRDs). The project makes it easy to code applications that interact with the Kubernetes API within Rust. Kube.rs reinterprets Kubrentes-native elements like reflectors, controllers and custom resource interfaces into the Rust language. Check out the Getting Started guide to start playing around with kube-rs. At the time of writing, kube-rs is a sandbox project with CNCF. 6. Open Cluster Management As the number of Kubernetes clusters an organization deploys increases, it becomes harder and harder to manage them simultaneously, let alone retain visibility into their inner workings. This is compounded by teams using Kubernetes across multiple cloud vendors. The Open Cluster Management (OCM) project is an interesting open source initiative that seeks to offer centralized control over multiple Kubernetes clusters. With OCM, operators can create and delete clusters on multiple clouds from a single control plane. You can register clusters and apply standard security policies across multiple clusters, too. OCM provides clusteradm , a command line tool for multi-cluster management. At the time of writing, Open Cluster Management is a sandbox project with CNCF. 7. Volcano Volcano is an open source project that provides components for batch and elastic computing—it was created since Kubernetes doesn’t offer the sort of batch scheduling capabilities required for data-intensive workloads out-of-the-box. The tool is helpful for running big data applications in fields such as AI/ML or genomics as Kubernetes workloads. At the time of writing, Volcano is a sandbox project with the CNCF. Final Thoughts: Open Source Scheduler Tools Above, we’ve reviewed some emerging projects for container orchestration and scheduling under the CNCF umbrella. As you can see, the aftermath of Kubernetes ubiquity has influenced the creation of many new packages to cater to this new paradigm. Whether operators are attempting to unite disparate Kubernetes flavors, work from their language of choice or run data-heavy computations in Kubernetes clusters, the CNCF has some interesting projects to cater to these special needs. Bill Doerrfeld Bill Doerrfeld is a tech journalist and analyst. His beat is cloud technologies, specifically the web API economy. He began researching APIs as an Associate Editor at ProgrammableWeb, and since 2015 has been the Editor at Nordic APIs, a high-impact blog on API strategy for providers. He loves discovering new trends, interviewing key contributors, and researching new technology. He also gets out into the world to speak occasionally. TechStrong TV – Live Email* 20 April 2022 To improve software delivery performance, the first thing organizations need to do is improve their DevOps teams’ expertise. DevOps doesn’t deliver code by itself; it takes a great team to do it. So, how can we help our DevOps team become high performers and foster innovation? What makes an effective DevOps team? What does the […] The post Building High-Performing DevOps Teams appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 20 April 2022 The cloud is where applications run today, but the cloud itself is software, managed and run with code such as IaC, Kubernetes and Helm configs and Dockerfiles. Securing your cloud can, and should, follow much the same model as the security of the apps you’re running in it. If you want to know if your […] The post 2022 Container Security Trends: Expert Panel Livestream appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 19 April 2022 Businesses leveraging the public cloud are asking themselves several questions: Are our cloud providers becoming our competitors? How do we approach the need and desire to use multiple cloud platforms? How do we add diversification to our cloud infrastructure to protect ourselves against pricing changes, outages and general reliability concerns? The post Will Your Cloud Provider Become Your Competitor? The Fear Is Real appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 19 April 2022 Compliance and security practices often depend on manual, outdated methods that impede software delivery performance. Compliance breaches that occur late in the software delivery pipeline result in costly mistakes that are difficult to correct. In this webinar, we will discuss how leading companies are automating security and compliance within their continuous delivery pipelines, resulting in […] The post Using DevSecOps for Continuous Compliance and Security Automation appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 14 April 2022 Over the years a lot of research has been conducted and many books have been written on improving the resilience of our software. This talk will dive deep into the three key practices identified by Gene Kim, Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren, authors of “Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps.” In this webinar, […] The post The Road to Reliability appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 26 April 2022 Concerned about ransomware? Simply securing your production environment is not enough. Bad actors are constantly shifting their attack strategies, encrypting production data and often targeting backups, too. That’s why implementing a strong data security platform is a key component of building a solid security posture—to be sure there are no gaps in your cybersecurity defense. The post Ransomware Investigation: The Complete Demo appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 26 April 2022 During this online roundtable, security experts from GitLab and Google Cloud will discuss these security challenges and how to address them to protect application code, infrastructure-as-code (IaC), open source components, APIs and other potential cloud security vulnerabilities. The post Shift Left: Balancing DevOps and Infrastructure Security appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 25 April 2022 Recent high-profile software supply chain breaches have naturally sharpened the focus on application security. However, as cybersecurity professionals know all too well, concern doesn’t always equate to action. In theory, the rise of DevSecOps best practices that shift responsibility for application security further left should reduce, or outright eliminate, the vulnerabilities that now routinely make.. The post Surveying the AppSec Landscape appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 21 April 2022 When starting their migration journey, many small teams adopt Terraform open source software (OSS) to provision their clouds using infrastructure-as-code (IaC). As teams expand, organizational challenges arise around collaboration, security, compliance and governance. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the benefits that Terraform Cloud offers customers who are considering Terraform as the standard workflow to provision.. The post Getting HashiCorp Terraform Into Production appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 19 April 2022 Compliance and security practices often depend on manual, outdated methods that impede software delivery performance. Compliance breaches that occur late in the software delivery pipeline result in costly mistakes that are difficult to correct. In this webinar, we will discuss how leading companies are automating security and compliance within their continuous delivery pipelines, resulting in.. The post Using DevSecOps for Continuous Compliance and Security Automation appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...]

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  • When was Upbound founded?

    Upbound was founded in 2017.

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    Upbound's headquarters is located at 113 Cherry St, Seattle.

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    Upbound's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Upbound raise?

    Upbound raised a total of $69M.

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