Octopus Deploy Releases New Features for Simpler Kubernetes Continuous Delivery for Enterprises

Octopus Deploy releases a Kubernetes agent and external feed triggers for Docker and Helm to create a simplified Kubernetes experience for enterprises.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – May 8, 2024 -  Octopus Deploy, the industry standard for Continuous Delivery (CD), has recently launched new features to help simplify Kubernetes CD at scale for enterprises. With a new Kubernetes agent and external feed triggers for container images and Helm, Octopus Deploy enables deployments to Kubernetes at scale, eliminating the need for complex and expensive continuous integration (CI) scripts.

**Learn more about Octopus’ Kubernetes CD at scale: **https://octopus.com/use-case/kubernetes

“Kubernetes is powerful but gets complicated when deploying hundreds or thousands of applications,” said Colin Bowern, Senior Vice President, Product of Octopus Deploy. “Challenges like managing environments, lack of pipeline visibility, and compliance get more complex at scale. What starts as a few lines of scripts and a few YAML files in Git becomes thousands of scripts and YAML sprawl – essentially DIY shadow CD tooling. Octopus is built to model all the complexity of delivering software to Kubernetes – and anywhere else – at scale.” 

The Octopus Kubernetes agent simplifies deployments to Kubernetes at scale by changing how Octopus interacts with Kubernetes clusters. This means that:

  • Installing the agent on a cluster registers it as a target in Octopus, so customers don't need to configure authentication. 
  • Customers don’t need to allow external network access to the cluster as the agent starts and maintains the connection. 
  • With the agent, deployment tasks run on the cluster for maximum security and optimal resource utilisation. 

Octopus has also released external feed triggers for Kubernetes to help automate releases. Enterprise customers often release new versions of their applications multiple times throughout the day. By leveraging Octopus, they can avoid manually updating YAML manifests every time they create a new container while still benefiting from pull-driven deployments. This makes it easier to model complex scenarios. 

Octopus is built to model all the complexity of delivering software to Kubernetes – and anywhere else – at scale. It offers environment progression, observability, and compliance as core concepts that have existed for many years and have been production-tested by thousands of organizations.

“We can all agree that Kubernetes brings tremendous power as a container orchestration platform,” said Paul Stovell, CEO of Octopus Deploy. “Octopus Cloud went live on Kubernetes back in 2018, so it’s no secret we’re huge fans of Kubernetes, with the real-world production and scale scars that come with it. We’ve also helped thousands of customers deploy to Kubernetes since we first shipped Kubernetes CD support in 2018. And we are excited to continue our support for Kubernetes deployments with these new features.” 

These features are already available to customers on Octopus Cloud, and for customers on Octopus Server as part of the 2024.2 release scheduled for June 2024. 

About Octopus Deploy

At Octopus Deploy, we set the standard for Continuous Delivery (CD), empowering software teams to deliver value in an agile way. Globally, more than 4,000 organizations rely on our Continuous Delivery, GitOps, and release orchestration solutions to deliver swift value to their customers. Octopus efficiently orchestrates software delivery across multi-cloud, Kubernetes, data centers, and hybrid environments, whether containerized modern apps or heritage applications. With governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) at its core, Octopus supports Platform Engineering teams in their mission to provide a superior Developer Experience (DevEx). Octopus is committed to actively contributing to the developer community with open-source projects, including Argo in the CNCF and other communities dedicated to advancing software delivery and operational performance.