Anthos Config Management is a key component of Anthos. Enabling rapid and secure application development can be challenging for administrators working across a hybrid container environment. With Anthos Config Management, you can create a common configuration across all your infrastructure, including custom policies, and apply it both on-premises and in the cloud. Anthos Config Management evaluates changes and rolls them out to all Kubernetes clusters so that your desired state is always reflected.
Define and enforce policies across hybrid Kubernetes deployments
A central Git repository manages access-control policies like RBAC, resource quotas, and namespaces both on-premises and in the cloud. Anthos Config Management is declarative; it continuously checks cluster state and applies the desired state to enforce policies.
Put security guardrails in place
Administrators need to create a consistent environment that offers security by default for developers. With Anthos Config Management, you can enable new teams to get up and running quickly, knowing that the desired cluster configurations have been applied.
Maintain control over cluster sprawl
As Kubernetes deployments grow, teams find the need to add more clusters for use cases like high availability, global coverage, or edge computing. Yet with each new cluster added comes new overhead in managing a separate set of configurations. Anthos Config Management delivers a single, centralized place for multi-cluster management.
Take advantage of a Git repository to create a common configuration that can be applied to the Kubernetes clusters in your fleet. Configuration for any Kuberentes API can be managed, including policies for the Istio service mesh, resource quotas, or access control policies.
Roll out configs to clusters all over the globe, ensuring that your desired state is quickly reflected and actively maintained.
Prevent pushing bad configurations with built-in validators that review every line of code before it gets to your repository for valid syntax and conformance with custom policies.
Common configuration formats
Easily migrate existing definitions with native Kubernetes configuration formats, such as YAML or JSON, to store your multi-cluster policies.
Bring the power of source control to config management
Stage your configuration changes in separate branches, collaborate on code reviews, and easily revert clusters to their last healthy state.
Flexibly configure different policies for groups of clusters or namespaces. For example, you can apply different quota levels to staging vs. production resources.
Apply custom rules
Write and apply custom rules not covered by native Kubernetes configuration objects to meet your organization’s unique security and compliance requirements. Custom rules allow you to inspect updates to your Anthos infrastructure and reject changes that don’t comply with your unique policies.
Active monitoring and auditing
Prevent configuration drift with continuous monitoring of your cluster state, using the declarative model to apply policies that enforce compliance. Continuously audit your Anthos environment to identify clusters that don’t follow your organization’s custom rules.
A single place for resource configuration
Manage the configuration of Google Cloud resources and services, like Cloud Storage or Identity and Access Management, from within Anthos Config Management through its Config Connector integration.