Upbound has launched the first open source, vendor-supported distribution of Crossplane with enterprise-grade support. The distribution called, Upbound Universal Crossplane (UXP), is designed to help enterprises adopt a universal control plane, moving beyond infrastructure as code to increase automation, reduce costs and enable developer self-service to accelerate the pace of innovation.

Existing Crossplane deployments can easily upgrade to UXP and take advantage of its features, including connecting to Upbound Cloud for simplified management and real-time observability.

Upbound has also announced the general availability of Upbound Cloud and Upbound Registry products, after a year in public preview.

Upbound Cloud offers a single point of control for both platform teams and application teams. Platform teams can easily create and manage control planes that connect to all infrastructure they are managing across different cloud and infrastructure vendors.

Upbound Registry is a free community library for teams adopting Crossplane and UXP. Users can discover, publish and share Crossplane providers and configurations, and they can easily install them into their UXP deployments with a free Upbound account.

An early adopter of Upbound is Plot.ly. The company is in the process of migrating its application configuration stack and workflows from HashiCorp’s Terraform to UXP to take advantage of increased automation and API-centric integration with their services.

UXP is now available via GitHub and numerous marketplaces, including AWS Marketplace and OperatorHub, with other marketplace listings coming soon.

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