The value of edge computing
The programmatic and elastic nature of the cloud operating model — along with the rethinking of the tools and processes used to develop, lifecycle and monitor applications — have forever changed the IT-industry for the better.
Looking beyond the public and centralized paradigm spearheaded by the hyperscaler clouds, the need to run applications across many resource-constrained sites is growing. The reason driving this need varies across verticals, and commonalities include:
- The need for robust and resilient operations without relying on centralized resources
- The need to keep data and applications local for performance and data contextualization
- The need to meet demands on data privacy and regulations
Entering: edge computing.
How it works
Get to know the Avassa platform
Avassa bridges the gap between modern application development and operations, and the distributed edge cloud. It is the one, easy-to-use solution to manage distributed applications across your distributed compute hosts.
How we are different
Traditional lifecycle management tools were never designed for edge computing environments where applications are replicated across many locations with limited compute resources in each. This leads to fragmented tooling, significant operational overhead, and missed opportunities to build on automation for speedy delivery. With Avassa, application teams apply the same deep automation and declarative configuration they are used to but in distributed environments where application location matters.
The Avassa solution is built with applications in focus with an opinionated architecture avoiding the massive complexities associated with infrastructure-centric solutions. You describe what applications look like and where they should run, and we figure out how to make it happen. Less configuring infrastructure, more deploying applications. That is, in contrast with infrastructure-centric solutions like hosted Kubernetes or Terraform.
A simple, opinionated solution
Application deployments should be automatic and easy to integrate with widely available developer tooling to remove time-consuming intermediate steps. Updating applications in flight should be done through declarative means directly from a centralized location. There’s no need for a detailed understanding of the infrastructure or manual steps to make changes.
At Avassa we know that any platform needs to provide more than just the ability to start and stop applications. Our application-oriented services include secrets management, log-streaming, and a distributed container registry. You deploy your applications right away and avoid dealing with managing any additional infrastructure. No more frameworks that require lots of ongoing configuration and maintenance work. It’s delightfully easy to use!
Integrated security means reliable security
Security needs to be pervasive and deeply integrated into the way that applications and associated data are managed on the platform. The infrastructure should be built on zero-trust, take care of providing layered security across sites and tenants, and minimize the amount of manual work needed to manage keying material. You no longer need to worry about integrating security features across many components that were never designed to work together or managing the security of each component manually.
Sustainable edge application lifecycle management made possible
With remote management of the applications running at the distributed edge, you can easily incorporate also the edge infrastructure in your overall sustainability policy. Goodbye overhead costs caused by application maintenance at your physical edge sites and hello cloud operating model — free from unnecessary travels.
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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.