Major Enhancements

  • gopaddle Lite – Lifetime free community edition as an add-on in microk8s environment –, Community Support through slack
  • Quickstart wizard (minimal version) to onboard docker registry, GitHub accounts, dockerize, and launch applications on a Kubernetes cluster
    • Container-based isolated initialization process to dockerize and launch applications on a cluster
    • Applicable for Java and NodeJS applications
  • Container & Distribution view pages revamped for better usability

Minor Enhancements

  • The left panel in UI revamped with better naming and usability
  • Ingress logs added to the Applications activities page
  • Max pods schedulable added to the nodes in the cluster view page
  • Node status added to the nodes list page in a cluster
  • Added support to Import literal configurations at the time of creating or updating a container.
  • Added support for imagePullPolicy in container create, update, and application inline
  • Added support for generating API token for a root user
  • New options added to gpctl
    • –clusterID     : ‘cluster’ to perform a build and deploy. When not provided, it asks for user input        
    • –allocationPolicyID : ‘allocationPolicy’ to assign cpu and memory to build and deploy. When not provided, it asks for user input    
    • –registryID     : ‘registry’ to pull and push the images                              
    • –templateID     : To add the service into pre-existing template                           
    • –overrideENV    : OverrideEnv helps to change the ENV                                  
    • –discover      : discover the ENV and OS and Language of the given baseImage                      
    • –privileged     : To set the security policy to run a container in privileged mode                    
    • –imagePullPolicy  : To set imagePullPolicy for the container. it can be either be ifNotPresent,always,never        
    • –appName      : To set appName for the application name

Bug Fixes

  • Show proper replica status and ready states for applications
  • Couldn’t generate and download Helm charts from gopaddle dashboard
  • Pushing the images to Harbor registry using harbor sub-user fails with Unauthorized error
  • Handle dockerhub private registry without project name
  • Create container with dependency service failed with “Invalid value encountered in ‘ServiceConfig.Dependencies[0].Port.Protocol'” error

gopaddle v4.1 is a minor update with a few bug fixes and minor enhancements.

In this minor release we have introduced a gopaddle command line utility – gpctl to scaffold applications and import existing Kubernetes workloads to gopaddle. We have added support for Huawei Cloud and features that help in advanced configurations for service deployments and Docker builds.

gpctl import

Imports a pre-existing Kubernetes project with YAML files to gopaddle.

  • Use cases:
    • Migrate from GitOps to GUI based Cloud Native Governance platform
    • Migrate from one cloud platform to another by building a reusable gopaddle template.
  • Support Matrix:
    • Supported on Ubuntu 20.04
    • Supports github, bitbucket and gitlab source control repositories
    • If the Kubernetes YAML files in the Kubernetes project have references to docker images, then they can be linked during the gpctl import. gptcl supports Docker public & private hub, AWS ECR, Google GCR, Azure ACR, and any Quay based private repositories.

gpctl init (Alpha Version)

Initialize a microservice from source control repository and deploy to kubernetes in minutes.

  • Use cases:
    • Code to Kubernetes using a single command
    • Automatically create a Docker file by profiling the microservice
    • Automatically generate Kubernetes YAML files
    • Deploy the service on Kubernetes and get the end point to access the service
  • Support Matrix:
    • Supported on Ubuntu 18.04 or later
    • Only github based projects are supported
    • Java, NodeJS, Python and any type of linux based workloads that do not bring up a terminal


Huawei Cloud Support

Use a pre-existing Huawei Cloud as an external cluster by registering it via Bastion Host or directly using its Private IP address

  • Use case:
    • Use Huawei Cloud for building docker containers
    • Use Huawei Cloud for deploying applications
    • Launch Stateful services on Huawei Cloud using Elastic Volume Service (EVS)
    • Use Huawei LoadBalancer to access services via Domain Name and Ingress rules
    • Launch Services on Huawei Cloud and access them using Public Elastic IP
  • Open Issues
    • Container Terminal doesn’t work when the Cluster is registered via Bastion Host

Shared Persistent Volumes

Use Shared persistent volumes across services within an application.

Dockerfile Custom Path and Build Arguments

Use Dockerfile custom paths and build ARG while creating a Docker Project in gopaddle.

  • Use cases:
    • If the Docker project uses Dockerfile in a location other than the project root, the custom docker file path can be provided at the time of adding the build scripts to a container
    • If the Container build requires certain environment variables to be set, it can be provided using the Build arguments at the time of adding the build scripts to a container

Version Control ConfigMaps and Secrets

Configurator integration: Use configurator to update and maintain configMaps and secrets in gopaddle

  • Use cases:
    • Keep services and configMaps/secrets in sync
    • Version control configMaps/secrets
    • Perform rolling updates or rollbacks on configMaps/secrets along with Deployments and Stateful sets

Custom Ingress

Use Ingress Controller for deployments. Define custom ingress controller like any other service in gopaddle and add it to the deployment templates.

  • Use Case:
    • Use custom ingress controller other than the default controller provided by gopaddle

Azure Autoscaling

Define autoscaling triggers for Azure node pools.

Node and Service Affinity Rules

This new year brings a great relief to the Cloud Native Developers. Today we are pleased to announce gopaddle v4.0 release. This is a major release from gopaddle as we have extended the platform to address the developer needs right from the microservice transition to maintenance, in a simple, yet powerful fashion.

Challenges today

  1. Refactoring Applications: Most often the barrier to modernization is refactoring the existing infrastructure oriented and monolithic application to Cloud Native architecture. Every application is unique and the team dynamics in every organizaton is unique. Thus the strategy to refactor the application has to be crafted to suite the application and the organization.
  2. Cultural Shift : Once the strategy is streamlined, developers need to acquire new skills to build & package their modules as Containers & deploy their modules on Kubernetes.
  3. Maintaining YAML files & Separation of Concern : One of the biggest challenges in modernization today is to write and maintain thousands of lines of YAML code.When it comes to maintaining these YAML files, GitOps is fairly a popular methodology to centrally manage these Kubernetes YAML files, but is inadequate for large distributed teams where DevOps responsibilities are shared across the teams.
  4. Dependency Management : When the number services increase, and when the deployments need to be maintained for a longer period of time, dependency management and change tracking becomes even more critical. Making a change to a service can result in a ripple effect and can lead to application downtime.
  5. Service/Cluster Sprawl : Similarly, when the number of services and environments increase, it can lead to service or a cluster sprawl.

How gopaddle helps ?

How gopaddle helps in Cloud Native Transformation ?

gopaddle is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) platform to build, deploy and maintain Cloud Native Applications. With this new release, we have introduced tools and features that not only reduce the barriers to entry, but also ease the Day-2 operation and maintenance.


gopaddle sub-products and opensource projects
  1. Sail: Migration Service (Alpha Version)
    1. Migrate Linux Processes to Docker Containers
    2. Available as Open Source
  2. Configurator : ConfigMap Management Controller
    1. Version Control ConfigMaps
    2. Keep ConfigMaps and Secrets in Sync with Deployments and Stateful Sets for rollouts and rollbacks
    3. Available as Open Source
  3. Deck : Container Build Service
    1. Use Kubernetes environments to build Docker Images
    2. Convert Source Code to Docker Images without writing Dockerfiles
  4. Propeller : Kubernetes Deployment Service
    1. No Code/YAML Free Service to build and deploy complex Kubernetes Deployments
    2. Create reusable Application templates
    3. Centrally Manage Applications across different Kubernetes Environments, ideal for Edge deployments
    4. Simplifies Day 2 Operations with the production grade capabilities built in to the system – like Ingress, LoadBalancer, Domain & TLS support, Network Access control , Logging, Monitoring, Alerting etc.
  5. Gear : Multi/Hybrid-Cloud Kubernetes Management Service
    1. Provision managed Kubernetes environments across popular Cloud Platforms like AWS, Google & Azure
    2. Use pre-existing on-premise Kubernetes Clusters for build and deployment

Capabilities & Use cases

gopaddle capabilities

With this new release, you can perform :

  • Speed up the moderization effort as the Docker and Kubernetes artifacts are automatically generated.
  • Automate end to end Build and Release automation including CI/CD automation
  • Multi-Cloud and Edge management from a central dashboard.
  • Reduce the risk of misconfiguration and/or overlooking YAML changes with the help of granular version control for Kubernetes artifacts.

We are committed to making this platform Developer friendly and to removing any frictions or obstacles in modernizing the applications.

Apart from the product capabilities, we offer Cloud Native Transformation Consulting to analyse your application architecture and suggest a transformation strategy.

Do you want to schedule a call with us to see if gopaddle works for your application stack ? Contact us today !

2016 being the year of DevOps, IT organizations are already looking at scale-out and economies of scale, while e-commerce companies have understood the impact of agile delivery and zero downtime of their applications. As Gartner predicted, it is becoming a mainstream strategy employed by 25 per cent of Global 2000 organisations. While the need for DevOps is building up, micro-services based architecture is becoming the key enabler for rapid application delivery. Micro-services are sizable units of execution that are independent, polyglot and reusable. Independent teams / developers can make versions of these micro-services, package them as container such as Docker and deploy them on an infrastructure of their choice. Container Clusters like Kubernetes provide a distributed and portable platform that can manage the lifecycle of these containers and provide consistent environments so that applications can be moved painlessly across datacenter and clouds.

While a spectrum of DevOps ready solutions are emerging in the market, a platform that is focused on continuous build, integration and deployment for micro-services will be a huge cost & time saving solution for businesses.

Customers have been using goPaddle, for continuous build and deployments since last year. With the new release, goPaddle is optimized for Google Cloud, thus making authentication, on-boarding micro-services and cluster provisioning simple and seamless for Google Cloud Developers. goPaddle provides a powerful yet simple designer interface, that developers can use to drag drop components to create micro-service designs and generate container/cluster specifications on the fly. These designs can then be deployed on to Google Container Engine (GKE) or to a cluster of their choice. Developers can leverage Google Container Registry (GCR) or use Docker Hub for storing/retrieving the container images. As these features signify, goPaddle has moved the infrastructure management hassles away from the developers, while the developers can focus on building their applications.

While adding simplicity, goPaddle also gives the traceability and control to audit and monitor the applications. In general, log aggregation platforms like fluentd have greatly been in use by the developers and system administrators to monitor the system, application and access logs. goPaddle v2.0 brings in the support for fluentd leveraging the newest features in Kubernetes v1.2. With goPaddle, fluentd can be deployed on selective cluster infrastructure to aggregate logs from micro-services running within those infrastructure.

gopaddle is available as a hosted version at and as enterprise ready on-premise version with extended support. For more information, get in touch with the Bluemeric team at

Bluemeric Technologies, an India-based start-up with focus on DevOps solution and services, announced the launch of it’s cutting edge SDLC 3.0 platform, goPaddle.

Cloud computing has started making a profound impact on the application development. Mobile and web based application development companies have significantly benefited by developing and rolling out their applications on clouds. But application downtimes and development process can delay the lab to market cycle. 80% of downtime of mission critical applications is caused by miscommunications about the release change. Similarly 45 to 65 percent of the issues are introduced during the requirements and design phase of the software development. goPaddle addresses these two problems through improved collaboration between the teams and helps to identify issues early in the release cycle through container based shift left approach. Due platform neutrality, goPaddle offers Developers and IT teams the flexibility to use different operating systems and different cloud platforms across the software release cycle.

“Container technology adds a new dimension of portability in Software release cycles. Development and IT teams now have a choice of using either Infrastructure or Platform Clouds across the release cycle without worrying about application portability issues. With goPaddle, companies can take advantage of light weight and portable
software release management on cloud,” says Vinothini Raju, Founder & CEO at Bluemeric.

While model-driven PaaS and container adoption is on the raise, most of the applications still run on Infrastructure clouds compared to platform clouds. A solution like goPaddle connects these technologies with the existing application deployments. This announcement came following Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise 3 announcement last week. goPaddle currently integrates with Open source version of Openshift v3 PaaS, Kubernetes and with other infrastructure clouds like AWS and Google Cloud.

Using goPaddle, cloud based application development companies can now speed up their software development process. They can do forward and reverse engineering of a multi-tier application in a similar fashion. In addition to this agile application delivery, they can also achieve application portability across different cloud platforms.

“We have been closely following the technology trends in the portability space and we have found Docker to be a game changer in the container management space. We wanted to contribute to the Docker adoption and have also released open source tools like DockYard to manage Docker containers. Based on our DevOps consulting experiences, we have seen how Docker can simplify application release management. Our technical expertise in Docker and clustering platforms like Kubernetes has helped us develop a solution like goPaddle”, says Giragadurai Vallirajan, CTO at Bluemeric.

goPaddle is available as a closed source SaaS application and is currently in public beta. It is available to customers as a free subscription with limited licenses for the next 3 months.

Based in India, Bluemeric has establishment in US as well to have more closer interaction with the Developer community in US, bridging the container technology space between India and US.

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