Ubuntu Linux publisher Canonical launches Managed Apps for enterprise DevOps teams
Ubuntu creator Canonical is launching a new Managed Apps platform, allowing enterprises to have their apps deployed and operated by Canonical as a fully managed service.
At launch the service will cover ten widely used cloud-native database and LMA (logging, monitoring and alerting) apps on multi-cloud Kubernetes but also on virtual machines across bare-metal, public and private cloud.
Databases covered include popular options like MySQL, InfluxDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and ElasticSearch. Also available are network function visualization app Open Source Mano and the event streaming platform Kafka.
Canonical's Managed apps service offers demand-based scaling, high availability for fault tolerance, security patching and updates. In addition Managed Apps are backed by SLAs for uptime, 24/7 break/fix response, and organizations can monitor their app’s health through an integrated LMA stack and dashboard.
"As organizations increasingly move to a cloud-native approach, they can be slowed down by spending too much time on the underlying management of their cloud and its applications," said Stephan Fabel, director of product at Canonical. "Our Managed Apps give them the freedom to focus on business priorities, with the confidence that their apps are reliably maintained, secure and can scale to production needs."
Managed Apps will allow DevOps teams to reduce the complexity of maintaining their infrastructure. Organizations of all sizes can accelerate the deployment and provisioning of their mission-critical apps.
You can find out more about Managed Apps on the Canonical site.