Press Release

Sysdig Agent Operator Achieves Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification and Joins both OperatorHub.io and Red Hat Container Catalog.

Company introduces Falco Operator which also joins OperatorHub.io

BOSTON, Red Hat Summit 2019 — May 8, 2019 — Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native visibility and security company, today announced that the 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 chief technology officer at Sysdig.

Sysdig pioneered the industry’s first platform that unifies cloud-native visibility, security, and forensics. The technology collects granular data in real-time and then uses an innovative approach to enriching data with the extensive and rich context that is needed in the cloud-native world and at scale. The Sysdig approach starts with an open source core: leveraging well-known Cloud Native Computing Foundation® projects such as Falco and Prometheus, combined with Sysdig’s original eponymous project, the platform provides open source with enterprise management, security, and support. By leveraging the Sysdig platform, enterprises see up to three times faster transformation to cloud-native, a 67 percent increase in DevOps efficiency, and a 95 percent reduction in risk. The new Operators by Sysdig are focused on making it easier for enterprises to get started with Sysdig.

Availability
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.

2019 Red Hat Summit Boston
Sysdig will be at the Red Hat Summit Boston booth #531, May 7-9.


MEDIA CONTACT

Amanda McKinney, 280blue, Inc.
amanda@280blue.com

Red Hat and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.


Sysdig

Sysdig enables companies to confidently run cloud-native workloads in production. With the Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform, cloud teams embed security, maximize availability, and validate compliance. The Sysdig platform is open by design, with the scale, performance, and usability enterprises demand. The largest companies rely on Sysdig for cloud-native security and visibility.  Learn more at sysdig.com.