Sysdig Agent Operator Achieves Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification
May 08, 2019

Sysdig Agent Operator has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and has joined the Red Hat Container Catalog as well as OperatorHub.io.

By releasing Operators designed to help DevOps more easily deploy and configure Sysdig, the company has made it easier for enterprises new to Kubernetes to get started with cloud-native visibility, security, and forensics.

Sysdig also announced that the Falco Operator has also joined OperatorHub.io, the repository for checked Operators launched by Red Hat on Feb. 28, 2019, in collaboration with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Operators, designed to encode operational knowledge in software, are created with the goal of simplifying and automating day-to-day workflows, from deployment to managing configurations, upgrades, and any other operations required to run cloud-based Kubernetes apps. The Sysdig Operators were created using Operator Framework, an open source toolkit from Red Hat and the Kubernetes Community that was designed to make it easier to build Kubernetes native applications.

Greater scalability, agility, and productivity have led Kubernetes to become a go-to framework for managing containers. However, enterprises new to containerized environments often run into challenges selecting the proper tooling for their new environment, as well as getting configurations properly set. Operators have been created to make it easier for enterprises to adopt Kubernetes environments by automating certain processes.

“Our goal with both the Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and OperatorHub.io is to lower the barrier of entry to adopting Kubernetes environments by creating a process along with a central location to find Operators that go through a series of basic tests. Sysdig was one of the companies to pledge support when we announced our Operator projects last year. Given the company’s focus on making it easier for enterprises to operate in the hybrid cloud, Sysdig Operators in the Operator Hub can give end users an easier way to get started with Sysdig’s visibility, security, and forensics technologies,” said Julio Tapia, director, Cloud Platforms Partner Ecosystem at Red Hat.

Benefits of Sysdig Agent Operator

- An easier deployment experience: The Sysdig Agent Operator is designed to reduce the amount of time spent deploying Sysdig by automating the installation of the Sysdig agent and upgrades.

- Peace of mind and support: Enterprises can download the Red Hat OpenShift Certified Sysdig Agent Operator from the Red Hat Container Catalog, a third-party registry managed and supported by Red Hat, with greater peace of mind knowing the Operator is certified and comes with enterprise support.

- Simplified configuration management: The Sysdig Operator facilitates configuration of the Sysdig agent, designed to reduce the amount of time spent setting policy configurations.

“Accelerating the transition to Kubernetes environments has been a goal of ours from the beginning, which is why we combined security, monitoring, and forensics into one platform for easier management and adoption. By creating our Operators and automating certain processes, we hope to make it easier for enterprises to bring visibility and security to their Kubernetes environments,” said Loris Degioanni, founder and CTO at Sysdig.

Both the Sysdig Agent Operator and Falco Operator will be available for free on OperatorHub.io. Additionally, the Red Hat OpenShift certified Sysdig Agent Operator can now be found on the Red Hat Container Catalog.

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