Chkk emerged from stealth with its Kubernetes Availability Platform that identifies and prioritizes availability risks before they cause incidents and creates pre-verified upgrade plans to remediate risks and speed up upgrades. The platform is powered by Chkk’s Collective Learning technology that mines, curates and programmatically delivers operational knowledge to all developers.
Chkk also announced that it raised $5.2 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. The company plans to use the funding to advance its platform and modules and to continue to expand its team.
Awais Nemat, co-founder and CEO of Chkk, said: “Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for cloud-native applications but it is complex to operate. Running mission-critical applications on Kubernetes requires teams to navigate a convoluted maze of open source, vendor-managed and cloud provider add-ons with intricate dependencies and bespoke release cycles. Even the best teams struggle to keep their infrastructure stable, well-configured and fault-free because there’s just so much to keep track of. Chkk’s Kubernetes Availability Platform gives teams the superpowers to learn from others’ mistakes. They receive advance warning of risks, along with comprehensive details and specific plans to help them prioritize and fix these flaws. With Chkk, they can feel confident that known risks have been detected and addressed, faster and with less effort.”
Chkk’s Kubernetes Availability Platform identifies and prioritizes availability risks before they cause incidents, catalogs fleet-wide resource versions and creates pre-verified upgrade plans to remediate risks and speed up upgrades. The platform covers Kubernetes services from all public clouds as well as on-premises and edge deployments with three modules:
- Risk Ledger that identifies, prioritizes and addresses availability risks that cause errors, failures and disruptions
- Artifact Register that discovers and maps all container images, registries, tools, control planes, add-ons and applications across a Kubernetes fleet
- Upgrade Copilot that plans and executes cluster, add-on and application upgrades safely via pre-verified upgrade plans
The platform is now generally available and will be showcased next month at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America.