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Avassa partner with Edge-as-a-Service vendor Hivecell

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How we ended up not using Kubernetes in our edge platform

WHAT WE DO

Unlocking the cloud operating model for edge applications

Application development and operations teams want to build on modern tools and ways of working.
By embracing automation across developing, testing, and releasing applications your teams can reduce the time between adding new features in code and putting it into production. Avassa bridges the gap between modern containerized applications development and operations and the distributed infrastructure.

HOW IT WORKS

Be up and running faster than you can say edge cloud orchestration

You set up new sites by installing the Avassa Edge Enforcer agent on each of the hosts making up a site. The Edge Enforcer is a container application that provides features related to the management of the host-local container runtime, including call-home, cluster formation and container scheduling.

Installing the Edge Enforcer is a simple operation based on a zero-trust architecture that does not require host-specific configuration. Edge Enforcers call home to their configured Control Towers and receive all necessary configuration including keying material for site- and tenant-level encryption. The basic initial setup of Edge Enforcers can easily be automated across large numbers of sites using deployment tools like RedHat Ansible or HashiCorp Terraform.

You declaratively describe containerized applications using application specifications that define sets of containers that run together as one versioned unit. Application specifications are in YAML or JSON format so that you can manage them as code or through the Control Tower web interface.

You describe which sites an application will be deployed on using application deployment specifications. Application deployments use a simple matching language to define under which circumstances (e.g. geographical, hardware features, available resources) an application should be started, and how the application should be rolled out across the matched sites.

After applications are deployed you upgrade them and change which sites they run on by simply changing the application and deployment configuration. The platform figures out the detailed changes needed and performs them with minimal impact.

Your newly started applications need to be monitored for health and at times provide observability to detect and resolve the underlying causes of any operational issues.

The runtime status of all containers belonging to a deployment is automatically monitored both from a container runtime perspective as well as using optional health checks for application-specific commands. Any operational issues are reported from an application-centric perspective, correlating the issue with which container, belonging to which application, and in which site.

For observability, you use distributed log queries to fetch historical logs, or stream current logs from your distributed locations. You filter based on time, log content, location and many other aspects to only get the logging data relevant to your current operational issue.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Simplicity and user-friendliness

Deploy containerized applications across large-scale edge clouds with a couple of lines of configuration or a few clicks.

Distributed security
you can trust

Built on zero-trust with a layered security model across sites and tenants, which minimizes the amount of manual work needed to manage keying material.

Application-centric operations

Built with the needs of application operations in focus avoiding the massive complexities associated with infrastructure-centric solutions.

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We are Avassa

Avassa empowers businesses to bridge the gap between modern containerized applications development and operations and the distributed edge infrastructure. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Avassa was founded in 2020 and is a privately held company funded by Fairpoint Capital and Industrifonden.