Quali, a provider of Environments-as-a-Service infrastructure automation solutions, has announced that its Torque platform now supports seamless integration with Helm. Helm Charts allow engineers to define their applications for Kubernetes with all the requisite microservices and networking components – in essence, acting as a package manager for Kubernetes.

With native support for Helm Charts in Torque, customers can now protect and extend their existing Helm investment with complete application environments, gain greater control and accountability over new and existing Helm Charts in one or more environment blueprint and also deliver value in scaling container adoption and usage by making Helm Charts easily reusable and combining infrastructure components outside of containers into manageable environments.

Moreover, customers can now provide greater control over Helm usage, by visualizing and reporting Helm usage as part of a blueprint and tying container usage to an outcome, without inhibiting Helm capabilities, better optimize resources by giving people the ability to use containers, no matter their skill level, and create containers on-demand with self-service capabilities that remove the requirement to create and manage charts.

With Torque, organizations can define complete application environments, including infrastructure, data, services and application tools into unified reusable blueprints to support automated deployment of the infrastructure required in software delivery pipelines and QA/Test environments.

Torque also supports security mandates with self-service access controls that allow centralized DevOps teams to define which elements of environments end users are free to configure and which elements can’t be changed, providing both flexibility and governance. Torque achieves this through built-in features including auto-tagging, custom tagging and Role-Based Access Controls (RBAC).

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