Spot Achieves Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification for its Serverless Container Engine Ocean

Optimization and validation bring hands-free infrastructure for Kubernetes in public and hybrid clouds to Red Hat OpenShift customers

21 May, 2020 — Spot, a leading provider of software for modern CloudOps, today announced that Ocean by Spot has achieved Red Hat Operator certification for OpenShift.

Using Ocean on Red Hat OpenShift, companies have access to a fully managed data plane service to run pods and containers without the burden of having to deal with maintaining, patching, scaling, securing and life-cycling the underlying worker nodes infrastructure. The Ocean by Spot Kubernetes Operator running on Red Hat OpenShift allows CloudOps teams to focus on building and managing applications rather than managing the infrastructure of their Kubernetes environments.

Ocean by Spot is a proven Kubernetes data plane service that provides a serverless infrastructure engine for running containers. Building on Spot’s advanced predictive analytics and automation, Ocean continuously monitors and analyzes compute infrastructure to understand and predict pod, container, and application resource needs. Using this analysis, Ocean continuously optimizes cloud resource allocation in real-time, ensuring dependable performance, fast scalability, and up to 90% lower cloud infrastructure costs.

The Spot certified operator for OpenShift provides a new way of controlling an Ocean group from the Kubernetes cluster. This operator allows DevOps teams to create, configure, and manage Ocean clusters by working with standard Kubernetes API. With the operator, users can now create, update, delete and monitor an Ocean group from an existing OpenShift cluster, using standard kubectl commands.

“Companies deploying cloud-native infrastructure solutions realize the critical importance of having the right automation products to solve the undifferentiated heavy lifting infrastructure management challenges,” said Amiram Shachar, CEO and co-founder of Spot. “Leading companies are turning to Spot’s Ocean solution rather than stitching together a patchwork of tools and do-it-yourself solutions because it gives them the confidence to know that their cloud-native applications always have the ideal infrastructure.”

With this new certified integration, Red Hat OpenShift customers running the Ocean certified operator gain access to Spot’s advanced analytics and automation, including the following.

  • Fully managed data plane service to run containers, without the need to manage the underlying cloud infrastructure
  • An understanding of how much resource each cloud application needs to ensure they can be smoothly migrated from private to public clouds
  • Continuous optimization in public cloud environments to deliver the ideal balance of performance, scalability and availability at the lowest possible cost

“We are pleased that Ocean by Spot has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and is now part of the Red Hat Partner Connect ecosystem,” said Julio Tapia, senior director, Cloud Platforms Ecosystem, Red Hat. “Ocean further extends the choices provided to OpenShift users for advanced cloud-native application analytics and automation with a service designed to ‘just work’ across the cloud where OpenShift runs.”

Ocean by Spot is currently available from Spot and Spot authorized partners and supports Red Hat OpenShift 3.11 and above. The Red Hat OpenShift Certified Operator for Spot can be found in Red Hat Container Image Catalog.

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About Spot

Spot, formerly Spotinst, is a leading provider of software that empowers CloudOps team to get the most out of their cloud. Its product portfolio helps companies optimize and automate their cloud use to maximize the value and availability of their cloud infrastructure whilel minimizing waste. Through the use of actionable visibility and insight, Spot continuously and automatically improves efficiency in real-time. Founded by Amiram Shachar and Liran Polak in 2015, Spot currently has over 180 staff across offices in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Tel Aviv and London.

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