We are excited to announce the release of Kubernetes apps offer in Microsoft Cloud Marketplace in public preview at Ignite 2022. Kubernetes apps is a new marketplace offer that allows partners to create, publish, and manage commercial Kubernetes solutions in marketplace with click-through deployments to Azure Kubernetes service and flexible billing models. Kubernetes customers require a rich ecosystem of first-party and third-party solutions to build robust enterprise solutions. By building an exclusive marketplace offer type for Kubernetes, we aim to provide a rich catalog of partner and open-source Kubernetes solutions which customers can deploy to their AKS clusters through an easy one-click option with integrated Azure billing. Customer Dev/IT teams can procure their Kubernetes solution with speed from trusted procurement channels of Microsoft Cloud Marketplace while accruing towards Microsoft Azure consumption commitment.
To find Kubernetes apps offer in Azure Marketplace portal, search for “kubernetesapps” word in the Search bar.
Quotes from our launch partners
“For customers migrating and modernizing their enterprise applications to Azure Kubernetes Services, Istio service mesh helps them easily implement zero-trust security, resiliency and accelerate application delivery without changing their application code," said Saptak Sen, VP, Alliance and Integration, Tetrate. "Azure Container Marketplace for Kubernetes Applications has made it very simple and efficient to offer Tetrate Istio Subscription, a FIPS verified and supported enterprise Istio to our customers, with its automated flow for fast publishing and the safety-net of security scanning”
"While Cognosys being world's largest publisher, builds Kubernetes apps across multiple cloud platforms, Microsoft's latest launch of fully automated publishing pipeline has raised the bar among other competing platforms by providing not only a seamless experience with various tools including ready to use Build Container image as well as a Azure Pipeline but also the amount of extensive efforts shows up in their detailed documentation provided to the publisher.
With Microsoft's proactive visualization of common teething issues and providing an intuitive interface, we can see our customers being greatly benefitted by this seamless deployment experience to their AKS clusters .
Kudos to the team on yet another customer centric milestone and a job well executed." - Vasanti Patil, CTO
"It has been a great team collaboration starting from the CED program to onboard ISV to the Partner Center, becoming beta users for the KubernetesApps feature on the Azure Marketplace ecosystem, and helping during the Public preview offer creation. It is a very quick and hassle-free experience to host, manage TrilioVault for Kubernetes on Azure Marketplace and deploy on the AKS cluster directly through the marketplace. As an ISV, the effort to learn the technology is very minimal and it has provided the best end-to-end experience to our users while deploying, licensing, and operating the product on the AKS cluster." - Bhagirath Hapse, Product Manager, Partner Ecosystem, Trilio
Through Kubernetes apps offer, our goal is to provide seamless deployment experience by enabling easy one clicks deployments to AKS clusters. At present, users type “kubernetesapps” in Azure Marketplace portal search bar to find active published Kubernetes solutions in marketplace.
To deploy any of the solution onto your AKS cluster, just select the solution to see detailed information about the offer. Note the pricing or billing information and if agree, click Create. I have selected our sample voting app here
Upon clicking Create, provide the necessary information to deploy the solution on AKS cluster. In sample voting app, we ask for a subscription, resource group, and an option to create new cluster or select an existing AKS cluster
Click “Review + Create” for validation. After validation, click Create to simply deploy the solution to the AKS cluster.
Upon successful deployment, go to your selected AKS cluster and find azure vote services in “Services and Ingresses” under Kubernetes resources in Azure portal
Browser Azure Vote app !
Partners interested in contacting the team for Kubernetes offer enrollment or have any questions, please fill out the form
For our partners, Kubernetes apps offer provides the following benefits
Once the artifacts are present, download the CNAB packaging tool and run the commands to generate CNAB bundle. Upload the package to your Azure Container registry. Detailed instruction here.
That’s yet, submit your offer and system publishes the offer within 48 hours of submitting given security and validation pass.
To create Kubernetes apps offer, start by creating a new offer of type Azure Container in Azure Partner Center.
Upon selecting Azure Container offer, Select Kubernetes apps option as shown below in "Offer Setup" segment. Additionally, select "Kubernetes App" sub-category in "Properties" segment as below
For correct categorization of your offer to Kubernetes apps offer, add the following statement in the description of your offer. Please fill out the offer details with the accuracy and the information required for your customers to understand the offer.
Other key steps are to upload your package and pick the pricing model for the offer in "Plan Overview" segment.
Submit your package for review. We will notify you once your offer is published.
Partner enrollment: Fill out the form and the product team will get in touch with you- https://forms.office.com/r/71SiWSkSMe
Kubernetes apps offer documentation :
Find out more about our other cloud-native Ignite 2022 announcements here.
You must be a registered user to add a comment. If you've already registered, sign in. Otherwise, register and sign in.