Evolving multi-cloud and edge applications
Applications of the future are increasingly becoming geographically distributed, deployed closer to end-users and data sources. Latency bounds for real-time user experience, GDPR compliance, the need to prune network data transfer, real-time analytics and inferencing closer to data sources are some reasons to distribute the applications.
The application characteristics and requirements exhibit heterogeneity. Deployment choices range from bare metal to virtual machines, standalone containers to multi-kubernetes clusters and across multiple clouds to datacenters to small edge footprints.
The nearest public cloud location from a particular provider may not always meet the necessary criteria either due to cost, distance (latency) or capabilities. Extending the application footprint to another provider becomes a necessity. Providers are building micro datacenter footprints to enable applications to get closer to end users.
If one tries to extend applications beyond a particular cloud provider, one goes into unchartered territory. It’s not easy to get a consistent experience across cloud and datacenter providers due to varied capabilities, APIs and UX that looks different.
While there are a plethora of tools and technologies for orchestration, monitoring, connectivity, security etc., most of them work at the microservice level. However, applications include not just one but multiple microservices that need to interact with each other to meet the required business logic and SLAs. So it not only becomes a complex technology integration exercise, but the dev+ops teams need to write additional logic to cohesively manage multiple microservices.
Managing such geo-distributed application infrastructure can be complex. Organizations need teams with breadth of skillset ranging from physical infrastructure (compute, storage, networking), application choices (microservices, orchestration, service-mesh…), security, cloud etc. to make this work at scale in production.
fledge.io Cloud exactly solves this problem. With fledge.io Cloud, you could bring your own cloud, datacenter, edge and build your own personal, private, secure multi-cloud-edge that spans across all these environments.
fledge.io Cloud provides a common, consistent experience for your application infrastructure across all the environments. fledge.io Cloud provides a public cloud –like experience for dev + ops to manage such distributed applications by abstracting complexity.
fledge.io will help customers reduce the time and effort required to manage their distributed application infrastructure and simplifies both Day 0 and on-going operations.
fledge.io Cloud makes it simpler to define and deploy applications as collection of microservices (docker containers or kubernetes controllers) that can span across any clouds, datacenters and edge environments. fledge.io Cloud provides a consistent application management experience across these diverse environments with common application orchestration, secure application connectivity, continuous observability and telemetry and zero trust security framework that is application aware and consistent across cloud and edge environments.
fledge.io is a team with deep expertise in cloud, datacenter infrastructure, networking and open source.