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Now in the ZEDEDA Marketplace: Container Application Orchestration by Avassa with One-click Deployment

January 09, 2024

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As applications are developed to address new use cases at the distributed edge, organizations increasingly seek to containerize them to take advantage of the portability and immutability this provides. In fact, according to Gartner®, “By 2028, 80% of custom software running at the physical edge will be deployed in containers, up from 10% in 2023.”* 

These containerized applications will be deployed into an already complex edge computing landscape. It’s highly heterogeneous at all levels, from sensors, hardware, communication protocol, applications, and more. There is often no secure physical perimeter, so enterprises need to think differently about how to trust devices and secure intellectual property. It can be expensive and time consuming to send IT personnel into these environments. Many of these environments already have applications in place upon which the business depends, and many of these are Windows-based and must run within VMs instead of containers.

All of this complexity requires putting in place an infrastructure able to handle not only the diversity of the edge landscape, but also to do it at scale.

Together with our partner Avassa, we ease these challenges for customers, abstracting the complexity of diverse distributed edge environments, and providing a comprehensive security and visibility solution coupled with a developer-friendly container application solution. Together, we:

  • ​​Deliver a full stack spanning hardware, hypervisor, OS, container runtime, and integrations with modern IT operations stacks to deploy and monitor applications, to cater to a diverse set of application operations
  • Prevent siloed application stacks and streamline your edge application orchestration capabilities
  • Provide fully automated deployment of container applications within customers’ distributed ZEDEDA environments
  • Enable customers to easily access Avassa’s container management solution through one-click deployment.
  • Provide zero-touch onboarding and remote management of the entire underlying edge infrastructure

Avassa Edge Enforcer is now available within the ZEDEDA Marketplace, making it simple to deploy across an entire fleet within minutes. Check out this video to see how easy it is to get started:

Once installed, the Avassa Edge Enforcer automatically calls home to the Avassa Control Tower, enabling users to immediately deploy and monitor their containerized applications. And critical for mixed workload environments, these new applications can run seamlessly alongside existing Windows-based applications running within VMs on the ZEDEDA platform. Developers can focus on the tasks relevant to them,  and do not have to divert time or resources to the underlying infrastructure.

The ZEDEDA – Avassa partnership offers a complete solution for enterprises with upscale edge environments and diverse application stacks, that are looking to run container applications at the edge without having to manage the complexity of local Kubernetes clusters. The integrated solutions solve operational challenges, ensure security posture, and offer cloud-like ease of use for edge environments with a large number of sites.

Ready to learn more? Watch this video  or read the partner brief to find out more about this joint solution from ZEDEDA and Avassa.

* Gartner Inc., Predicts 2024: Edge Computing Technologies Are Gaining Traction and Maturity, Thomas Bittman, Tony Iams, Sandeep Unni, Eric Goodness and Bob Gill, October 18, 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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