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Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.19 Offers External Cluster Support


Kubermatic, a provider of enterprise-grade cloud native platforms and services, has announced the next iteration of the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) with its 2.19 release. This release enables global businesses to advance their cloud and edge strategies by unifying and automating infrastructure operations in one platform.

With KKP 2.19, users can import their existing AKS, EKS, and GKE clusters and monitor and operate them centrally from the KKP dashboard. This eliminates the need for users to access multiple dashboards and delivers centralized observability and control.

KKP 2.19 introduces Cilium and Konnectivity support—best-in-class open source technologies from the cloud native ecosystem that increase stability and speed for KKP users. By adding Cilium CNI, KKP users can now choose between the two most popular CNIs Canal and Cilium or simply opt to add and manage a CNI of their choice.

With edge computing use cases on the rise, so is the need to deploy and operate applications in isolated and remote environments. KKP 2.19 adds support for the Operating Systems Manager (OSM) that provides users with improved control over their hybrid cloud and edge environments. Moreover, OSM is an essential prerequisite towards fully automated support of air-gapped clusters, which is expected in the next release.

The Community Edition of Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform 2.19 is open source and now available for download.