Speed up your transition to cloud-native applications without being restricted to the container platform – Docker, Kubernetes or OpenShift
Companies want to implement modern enterprise applications that can be used anytime, anywhere by always-connected users who demand instant access and continuously improved services. Developing and deploying such applications requires development teams to move fast and deploy software efficiently, while IT teams have to keep pace and also learn to operate at large scale.
CONTAINERS COME TO THE RESCUE
While the concept has been around for a couple of decades, containers staged a comeback in the last five years because they are ideally suited for the new world of massively scalable cloud-native applications. Because they share the operating system kernel, containers are extremely lightweight, start much faster and use a fraction of the memory compared to virtual machines which need an entire operating system to boot up. More importantly, they enable applications to be abstracted from the environment in which they actually run. Containerization provides a clean separation of concerns, as developers focus on their application logic and dependencies while IT operations teams can focus on deployment and management without bothering with application details.
Deploying and managing these containers is still a significant challenge. In the past couple of years, Kubernetes burst onto the scene and became the de facto leader as the open-source container orchestrator for deploying and managing containers at scale. The hype has reached such a peak now that there are as many as 30 Kubernetes distribution vendors and over 20 Container-as-a-Service companies out there. All the major public clouds (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud) provide Container-as-a-Service based on Kubernetes. MSPs have a unique regional opportunity to enter the market with ZeroStack’s cloud platform software.
ZeroStack’s Kubernetes-as-a-Service gives IT and development teams an easy way to consume on-demand compute, storage and networking as well as provide easy access to container services that help increase their development throughput and shorten product delivery. Additionally, it empowers operations teams to manage, maintain and operate the entire infrastructure environment with very few people using smart software that drives automation and intelligence into the entire stack.