Announcing Plural CD, Now Live on Product Hunt

A holistic Kubernetes platform like Plural can compress the time to Kubernetes adoption from months to a matter of days.

Sam Weaver
Sam Weaver

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During the past two years, our team has built an open-source product that allows developers to deploy and manage open-source software seamlessly on Kubernetes. Over time, our team has deployed production-ready Kubernetes clusters at scale for hundreds of customers.

While the deployment and management process varies by customer, the one constant has been that Kubernetes is extremely challenging. For most organizations, it takes upwards of two to three months to ramp into Kubernetes in production fully.

It shouldn’t have to be that way.

Today, we’re excited to introduce the latest iteration of Plural. Our latest iteration, Plural Continuous Deployment meets the needs we have heard from our users, including easy cluster provisioning, continuous deployment capabilities, and full visibility into your cluster ecosystem. Existing continuous deployment solutions force you to choose between security, scalability, and maintainability. We built Plural CD to be the best of all worlds.

We believe a holistic Kubernetes platform like Plural can compress the time to Kubernetes adoption from months to a matter of days. It can enable organizations that have essentially no Kubernetes experience to get going in a manner that will scale with virtually any business use case.  

This product is a natural extension of our current offering, born out of the battle testing of deploying clusters for hundreds of companies as part of the Plural platform, and our experience deploying code for the best engineering organizations in the world, like Amazon, Facebook, and Palantir. This knowledge should not be reserved for an elite few but should provide value to the industry at large, and we’re excited to let Plural CD do just that.

With Plural, you have a unified platform to:

  • Provision your clusters and define your deployments all in one place.
  • Have a single pane of glass for all your Kubernetes clusters, including what's deployed and whether your applications are up-to-date.
  • Scale easily by adding new clusters with a simple form.
  • Safely upgrade your services and Kubernetes clusters.
  • Create deployment pipelines to manage promotion between environments (coming soon).
  • Have peace of mind with security-scanned and hardened images.
  • Eliminate time spent stitching together various DevOps tooling.

All of this, on top of our existing open-source marketplace, creates an extremely powerful platform. Kubernetes is not as intimidating as people make it out to be. There should be a world where it’s effectively a replaceable appliance that can be slotted wherever you need it in your infrastructure. Plural makes Kubernetes adoption a breeze regardless of your experience with the technology.

We wouldn’t be what it is today without our community. The rest of the team and I want to thank everyone who has supported us, given us feedback, and helped us along the way. We’re excited about what we have built - and the impact it will have on developers.


Sam Weaver Twitter

CEO at Plural