Kolide: Choosing the right cloud for Kubernetes

About Kolide

Kolide specializes in collecting and analyzing data from organizations' devices to deliver actionable insights. Kolide provides total device visibility for businesses and their users through its Kolide Cloud offering, which is based on the Osquery operating system instrumentation framework. It also develops Kolide Fleet, an open-source fleet manager.

Industries: Technology
Location: United States

As a startup with a unique vision for device management and visibility, Kolide needed to bring its products to market quickly and enable a small team to stay focused on software development. The company chose Kubernetes for container orchestration, and sought a cloud provider that could offer a managed, production-ready environment.

Google Cloud Results

  • Improves time to market by enabling a small team to focus on software development
  • Provides a more secure and compliant environment to run containerized applications
  • Makes it easy to stay on the latest Kubernetes release and try new features
  • Applications on Google Kubernetes Engine can easily integrate with other Google Cloud Platform services, such as Cloud SQL, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud Datastore
  • Includes Kolide in user research for new features and business needs

Up to 5x faster time to market for Kolide Cloud

Enabling Change

Solutions: Migration

A Software as a Service (SaaS) company, Kolide achieved fast time to value by joining the Google Cloud for Startups program and embracing a modern, container-based software strategy using Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to automatically deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters. The company leverages GCP managed services such as Cloud SQL and Cloud Pub/Sub for databases and message queueing, writing code against Google Cloud Platform APIs. To manage access and keep intellectual property more secure, Kolide uses Cloud Identity & Access Management and Cloud Key Management Service. Kolide also provides auto device association between Kolide Cloud and G Suite, automatically assigning devices to its G Suite users in minutes.

"Using Google Kubernetes Engine from day one potentially saved us years of engineering time and effort. When it comes to managing Kubernetes clusters, Google is always going to do it better and more cost effectively than we can. It’s easy to connect everything together on Google Cloud Platform."

Mike Arpaia, Co-Founder and CTO, Kolide

About Kolide

Kolide specializes in collecting and analyzing data from organizations' devices to deliver actionable insights. Kolide provides total device visibility for businesses and their users through its Kolide Cloud offering, which is based on the Osquery operating system instrumentation framework. It also develops Kolide Fleet, an open-source fleet manager.

Industries: Technology
Location: United States