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For Dev Environment Automation on Kubernetes

Manifest Simplifies Environment Automation

The Okteto Manifest, an environment as code approach, standardizes automation of every development environment on Kubernetes.

  • BUILD, automates images to deploy
  • DEPLOY, provisions defined environments with Helm Chart and Docker Compose
  • DEV, defines development automation containers for inner loop workflow and tasks
  • All environments run on Kubernetes

Unified Management Interface

Platform and DevX Engineers use a unified admin interface to manage visibility, trust, and control of the entire platform. Features include:

  • All user information and ability to manage per developer deployments
  • Node information and ability to manage capacity and resource usage
  • Namespaces status. Shows status for all developers and environments
  • Current Previews. Shows running status for all preview testers
  • Defined Secrets are visible and governed in a central view
  • Catalog to deploy pre-config apps with production like environments

Deploy Any Resource and Environment

Okteto External Resources integrates any resource with Kubernetes development environments.

  • Platform and DevX teams can govern the lifecycle of all microservices and dependent resources
  • External Resource integrates any resource with Kubernetes cluster and dev environment
  • Examples are: External Resources are applications, databases, message brokers, serverless functions, security infrastructure, reporting dashboards, etc

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Catalog App-ready Environments

Okteto Catalog provides the ultimate developer experience for on-demand, self-service launching of application-configured environments.

  • The Catalog enables platform engineers to pre-configure and publish a list of launch ready application configurations that deploy complete running environments.
  • Everyone on the team including software engineers, testers, and the extended product team benefit from ease of use and deployment.

Automate Preview Environments

Use Preview Environments to automate end-to-end test tasks. Preview environments allow provisioning and de-provisioning complete application environments for live reviewing of code changes on every pull request.

  • Enable collaboration with testers, as well as, non-developer project team members
  • Preview Environments run on Kubernetes
  • Easily integrate with source control and CI/CD (GitHub, GitLab, CircleCI, others)

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