Spectro Cloud is a developer of a Kubernetes enterprise management platform intended to make complex Kubernetes environments simple and manageable. The company's platform provides the necessary tools to manage the lifecycle of any combination of new or existing Kubernetes environments on any data center or cloud environment and helps users monitor clusters for compliance, security, and health. The Spectro Cloud platform is designed to give IT teams complete control, visibility, and production-scale efficiencies and provide developers flexible Kubernetes stacks and tools based on their specific needs, such as granular governance tools and enterprise-grade security tools.
Spectro Cloud was founded in 2019 by Gautam Joshi, CTO Saad Malik, and CEO Tenry Fu and is headquartered in San Jose, California. The company's partners include Akava, Clarify360, Canonical, CDW, DeARX, Entisys360, Hivelocity, METSI Technologies, Redapt, Open Solutions Provider, PhoenixNAP, Pure Storage, Tencent, and Transformation Continuum.
Spectro Cloud's platform, Palette, is a multi-distribution Kubernetes environment for single-cluster to multi-cluster deployments and has been developed to help organizations with the lifecycle management of Kubernetes. This offers an end-to-end architecture for all lifecycle operations and helps organizations move to production through the architecture. The Palette platform manages all of the given clusters and add-on application services through the Cluster Profiles, which offer developers the ability to select what clusters look like, control who has access to any given cluster, and ensure access controls remain consistent. Further, users can choose from a variety of open-source and proprietary solutions that are pre-validated by Spectro Cloud and pre-tested with Palette.
With Palette, a user is not expected to have to balance flexibility with full control, meaning the platform takes care of both the Kubernetes' infrastructure and add-on application services developers require. Palette offers a library of curated, pre-tested, and validated services to help users get ready sooner. And with RBAC and governance controls, developers can select and re-use layers from the Palette repository or bring their own and maintain add-on application services. Palette is built to run compliance checks every thirty minutes to ensure nothing breaks across any layer, and if it does, Palette is built to bring the layer back to the way it was intended to be.
With Palette, users are intended to be able to manage everything, including any cluster, any location, and any type of deployment—from single-cluster to multiple-cluster environments spread across different locations, and makes no difference to users. With Palette's Cluster Profiles, users get the visibility, governance, and comprehensive day 0-2 operations for new and existing clusters.
Palette Bare Metal is a bare metal architecture that allows servers' OS capable to become another layer managed by Palette with the comprehensive day 0-2 features that come with it. This is what is intended by true "full-stack"—everything is automated and managed, from the OS to the Kubernetes infrastructure and add-on applications. There is unified management across all layers, so users do not have to worry about configuration drift and things breaking down.
Palette is built to integrate with a CI/CD pipeline and GitOps solutions to help users combine both Kubernetes' infrastructure and application lifecycle management. A simply YAML file is all developers require to benefit from Palette's full-stack declarative Kubernetes management, to help those developers ensure consistency across the different stages of the CD pipeline and not limit the developer when it comes to configuration changes.
With the complexity of Kubernetes and edge computing, Palette offers an extension of the platform's real metal architecture customized for edge locations with a zero-downtime design. This enables users to run both containerized and virtual machine-based applications without worrying about downtime during upgrades or configuration drift. Palette Edge is purposely-designed to give the users efficient operation and the ability to work seamlessly for single-server edge locations. All the user needs to do is power up and connect a pre-configured device to the internet, and Palette is developed to automate the rest.
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