How does Humanitec integrate?
Learn where and how Humanitec integrates with your tools and infrastructure.
Humanitec is the fastest way of building your Internal Developer Platform. Integrating existing tools, processes, and infrastructure easily with Humanitec is a very important aspect. This section provides an overview of where and how Humanitec integrates with the tools and infrastructure you already have in place. Check out Orchestrate Infrastructure for more details.

Major Integration Points

There are three major integration points for Humanitec.
  1. 1.
    Your existing CI Pipelines to get container images or at least a notification that a new container image has been build into your Internal Developer Platform.
  2. 2.
    Any resource that is needed for running your applications. For example:
    • Any Kubernetes cluster (managed or on-prem)
    • Any database or file storage (managed or on-prem)
    • Monitoring systems
    • Image registries
  3. 3.
    Other tools integrated if applicable. For example:
    • IaaC tooling and setup
    • GitOps tooling and processes
The following picture provides a conceptual overview of where Humanitec integrates.
Humanitec strictly integrates through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This enables you to control permissions (typically via service accounts) and to revoke access at any point in time.
Humanitec does not lock you in. You can export the manifests for each deployment and use them in other processes as needed.

Orchestrate Infrastructure

Humanitec provides two different ways to manage resources, a static and a dynamic approach.
  • A good example of a static resource is a production database used by your application. Your DevOps team can configure Humanitec to always use the same static database for your production environment.
  • Good examples of dynamic resources are your development databases. Ideally, you want to create a new database in your database server whenever a new environment is created and remove it automatically when the respective environment is deleted. Humanitec supports this out of the box.
All resource integrations can be managed by the DevOps team and can be assigned to environment types (such as development, QA, and production).

Integrations per Type

The following table provides a rough overview of the different types of systems you can integrate with Humanitec as well as some examples.
Type
Description
Examples
Details
CI Pipelines
Inform your Internal Developer Platform whenever a new build is available and trigger automation rules.
e.g., Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket, CircleCI
Image Registries
Use Humanitec's out-of-the-box image registry to securely store all of your organization's container images or connect your (existing) image registry with Humanitec.
e.g., ECR, GCR, Harbor
Kubernetes Clusters
Connect your (existing) Kubernetes clusters to Humanitec and manage all deployments through Humanitec. Humanitec integrates via the cluster API and a service account. Humanitec deploys each new environment into a separate namespace.
e.g., EKS, GKE, AKS, OpenShift, on-prem
Databases & File Storage
Connect your (existing) static databases/file storage for specific environments. Leverage the power of managed databases/file storage and Humanitec's dynamic resource management to fully manage the entire resource lifecycle for your development environments.
e.g., Amazon RDS, Google CloudSQL, Aiven, MariaDB, Amazon S3
DNS
Connect your (existing) DNS setup for specific environments. Leverage the power of Humanitec's dynamic DNS to provision individual URLs for all your development environments.
e.g., Route 53, Cloudflare
IaC Setups
Trigger your (existing) IaC scripts whenever Humanitec dynamically creates a new environment.
e.g., Terraform, Pulumi
Monitoring & Chaos Engineering Tools
Use sidecar containers to integrate all your workloads with monitoring, chaos engineering tools, or the custom reporting tool you developed inhouse for years.
e.g., Datadog, Grafana, Instana, Gremlin
GitOps Tools
Connect with GitOps tools using the exported manifests for each deployment run through Humanitec.
e.g., ArgoCD, Flux, Weaveworks
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