May 22, 2019 By jason-mcalpin 2 min read

Introducing Razee, a new open source continuous delivery tool that helps manage applications at scale.

IBM’s commitment to open source projects like Linux, Apache, and Eclipse continues in the cloud stack with Razee, a new open source tool that helps developers to deploy and manage applications efficiently. Razee comes as an addition to the growing list of new open source projects IBM leads or contributes to—like Istio, Knative, and Project Eirini—and highlights IBM’s commitment to the development of leading technologies for the open source community.

Monitor, manage, and scale deployments to Kubernetes clusters with Razee

Razee gives developers valuable insight into their Kubernetes cluster deployments and helps simplify how clusters can be managed and scaled across hybrid cloud environments. There are a couple of key ways it does this. 

First, Razee addresses one of the most common challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes workloads across numerous clusters—the complex process of generating inventory and scripts that describe actions on a cluster-by-cluster and application-by-application basis. Razee allows you to manage deployments to a large number of clusters thanks to its pull-based deployment model that provides self-updating clusters. Labels are used to create logical groupings of clusters and rules can be defined against those groupings to create a flexible configuration that is enforced on each cluster in your environment. This allows you to scale from tens to hundreds and even thousands of clusters.

Second, Razee alleviates operational burdens by providing a dashboard (RazeeDash) with dynamic inventory and change history for each Kubernetes cluster in your environment. RazeeDash offers live and historical inventory so that you can gain a global view into exactly which applications and versions are running in your clusters. In the event of an issue, this data is filterable and queryable, allowing you to determine which deployments occurred at the time of failure and which clusters were modified.

Multi-cluster continuous delivery

To summarize, the key features of Razee are as follows:

  • Pull-based deployments providing self-updating Kubernetes clusters
  • Dashboard with dynamic inventory and change history for your environment

Razee is designed to bring an innovative approach to multi-cluster continuous delivery. It provides scalable distribution, simplified operations, and a global view of all your applications. Razee has evolved through production use by IBM Cloud for nearly two years. Managing tens of thousands of Kubernetes clusters and hundreds of thousands of application instances, Razee is a platform that has revolutionized the way IBM Cloud delivers cloud services. 

Multi-cluster environments can be difficult to manage as they grow and evolve, so delivery and operations tools are needed to facilitate these changes. Whether you manage hundreds of clusters or only a few, the powerful features provided by Razee can benefit your delivery and operations processes.

Get started with Razee today

Check it out and clone the Razee repos now on GitHub!

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