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I’m excited to announce our new release of Anypoint Runtime Fabric which adds support for running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This release allows your operations teams to take advantage of your cloud provider’s managed Kubernetes services to run Mule APIs and integrations with a lower infrastructure footprint and with greater control.

Anypoint Runtime Fabric makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale your self-hosted Mule applications while removing the complexity associated with containerization technologies. With Runtime Fabric, we’ve seen customers like BP and AT&T rapidly increase their deployment footprint of Mule, while maintaining a centralized and secure management experience even across hybrid deployment environments. 

A better fit for environments

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Prior to this release, deploying Runtime Fabric required running a software appliance on your infrastructure that bundles containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, in a configuration specifically optimized for running Mule. Over the past several months, we’ve seen more customers move their workloads to Kubernetes, and develop their own subject matter expertise working with container and orchestration technologies on their existing infrastructure. As a result, we’ve noticed a need for a Runtime Fabric that can run on the Kubernetes distribution they’re already using instead of a standalone environment.

With this release, our customers who are proficient with Kubernetes can bring the benefits of Runtime Fabric to a dedicated AWS EKS or Azure AKS environment, while maintaining the native integration and centralized management experience provided by Anypoint Platform.

Key benefits

There are several reasons to run Runtime Fabric on EKS or AKS:

  1. Easy to install and manage: Operations team have full visibility into the managed Kubernetes environment. In addition, an “autopilot-like” experience is provided with capabilities offered by AWS and Azure like node autoscaling, managed Kubernetes upgrades, and Kubernetes monitoring.
  2. Lower infrastructure cost: Using AKS and EKS reduces the amount of infrastructure required to install and operate Runtime Fabric while maintaining the high availability configuration needed for production workloads, at a reduced footprint.
  3. More options and control: Operations team can choose their preferred linux-based operating system, reserve a smaller set of internal IP addresses for deployments, and even choose their own ingress controller used to load balance requests to Mules.

More in store for Anypoint Runtime Fabric

We’re very excited for this release, and even more excited for what’s coming in the future. This is just the start of our journey to bring Runtime Fabric to a wider range of Kubernetes distributions. Stay tuned for further updates in our quarterly product roadmap webinars.

Getting started with Runtime Fabric on EKS & AKS

To get started with Runtime Fabric on EKS & AKS, visit the product documentation to learn more and reach out to your customer success representative. Or, if you are new to MuleSoft, sign up for a free trial of Anypoint Platform to get started building APIs and integrations.