UPDATED 15:40 EST / MAY 01 2023


The power of GitOps: a comprehensive framework for modern IT operations

Since GitOps offers cluster management, it helps solve organizational issues, such as operational problems.

GitOps not only enables application deployment and drift detection, but also serves as the foundational layer of various fields such as platform engineering, continuous integration and continuous deployment, according to Christian Hernandez (pictured, right), senior principal product manager at Red Hat Inc.

“GitOps, I always say, it’s a cornerstone to a lot of different practices … because it’s taking advantage of the technology, the cloud-native technology of Kubernetes and just, in general, cloud-native,” Hernandez said. “It’s really the cornerstone for things like platform engineering … and also things like DevSecOps and just DevOps in general, CICD.”

Hernandez and Harriet Lawrence (left), principal product manager at Red Hat, spoke with theCUBE guest analysts Rob Strechay and Joep Piscaer at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how GitOps is taking shape as an ideal operational framework. (* Disclosure below.)

GitOps and environmental sustainability

When it comes to environmental sustainability with respect to GitOps, artificial intelligence will be a big part. GitOps controllers, such as Flux, are instrumental in the attainment of the desired state, according to Hernandez.

“It’s going to be less about cost and more about environmental sustainability, and GitOps is going to be a cornerstone at that because it’s going to need to automatically shift those workloads,” he noted. “I see it at least from the environmental sustainability — AI, GitOps is going to play a big role there. Flux is a GitOps controller that continuously syncs your desired state, which is in Git to your running state, which is in Kubernetes.”

Since GitOps offers configuration management, organizations are eyeing this framework to solve different challenges, such as access control. As a result, its adoption rate is on an upward trajectory, according to Lawrence.

“GitOps has been around for a while,” she stated. “It’s matured enough that the larger organizations are interested and they’re at the point where they feel comfortable adopting it. They’ve got problems like, ‘We’ve got thousands of edge devices, how do we start deploying out to those? We’ve got all of these different teams, how do we do multi-tenancy?’”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe event:

(* Disclosure: Red Hat Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Red Hat nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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