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In addition to improving security and automation for building containerized applications, Cloud 66 introduces Copper[1], an open source tool to validate Kubernetes configuration files

San Francisco, CA, USA and London, UK, May 2, 2018—Cloud 66, a leading provider of operations tools for building and running containerized applications, today announced the general availability of key features—Formations and Stencils—and open-source project Copper, into Cloud 66 Skycap[2], its container deployment pipeline.

Kubernetes brings developers and operations closer together, and requires fresh thinking about configuration-focused tools. Cloud 66 Skycap now offers a container delivery pipeline to facilitate efficient maintenance of container delivery that is curated by operations according to infrastructure policies and used by developers without affecting release pace.

Ops-friendly configuration and security, built for developers
Skycap’s Formations are deployment targets for any Microservices application, allowing the user to deploy the same stack to different Kubernetes clusters and namespaces, from one place. Operations and compliance teams can curate a set of Formations, to allow deployments to any pre-approved environment or providers, in line with user access permissions.

Skycap’s Stencils are templates of Kubernetes configuration files. A Stencil is the building block where operational, security and compliance guidelines control the level of access that developers have to configuration, secrets, etc.—without impacting release pace.

Formations and Stencils are a highly efficient and scalable on-ramp from the pipeline, curated by Ops but friendly to Devs. They are a great complement to tools such as Helm charts, when dealing with more complex internal services, that may have more frequent release cycles and more stringent security and access control requirements.

Open source tool to validate configuration files
Copper[3] joins Habitus[4], Starter[5], Skycap[6] and Maestro[7] as the latest member of the Cloud 66 product and project family. Copper is the open source core of Skycap’s Formations feature and is a configuration validator for Kubernetes.

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