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Akuity announced a new open source tool, Kargo, to implement change promotions across many application life cycle stages using GitOps principles.
Akuity Co-Founders — CEO Hong Wang, CTO Jesse Suen, and Chief Architect Alexander Matyushentsev — are also the co-creators of the Argo Project, a suite of open source tools purpose-built for deploying and running applications and workloads on Kubernetes that includes Argo CD, Argo Rollouts, Argo Workflows, and Argo Events.
Their new open source project is the next step in Kubernetes application delivery evolution aimed to provide stage-to-stage promotion using GitOps without bespoke automation or relying on CI pipelines.
“With Kargo we want to make environment progression a part of your continuous deployment process,” said Jesse Suen, CTO at Akuity. “We aim to solve one of the most painful issues that our customers struggle with - enabling GitOps principles to progress applications and microservices from stage to stage, without necessary complexity and proneness to errors.”
Key benefits of using Kargo include:
- Implementing GitOps across the board - progressing your application from one stage to another. Replacing custom CI scripting with state-driven promotion process by subscribing to git artifacts, image updates, Helm chart updates, etc.
- Moving from stage to stage with tools made for this purpose - no need to rely on custom scripts inside your CI tools and use GitOps principles across the entire application lifecycle journey.
- Improving Developer Experience - easily progressing your applications and microservices across multiple stages. Introducing guardrails for developers and providing deep insights to enable developers to perform self-service promotion. Introducing a UI for a higher abstraction level necessary for businesses to deliver applications quickly.
Kargo is an open source project available on GitHub and one of the features of the Akuity Platform.