Hitachi Vantara Acquires Assets of Containership

Date : 24-Mar-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Key Takeaways:
  • Hitachi Vantara, announced the acquisition of the assets of Containership, a privately held vendor of software for managing and orchestrating containerized business software applications.
  • Bobby Soni, Chief Operating Officer of Digital Infrastructure Business Unit, Hitachi Vantara, said, the acquisition will enhance Hitachi Vantara’s ability to help customer easily deploy and manage clusters and containerized applications in public cloud, private cloud and on premise environments.
  • Containership’s underlying technology – the Containership Kubernetes Engine – is a CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution which enables the provisioning and ongoing maintenance of Kubernetes clusters on any major cloud provider.
  • The software addresses critical cloud native application issues facing customers working with Kubernetes such as persistent storage support, centralized authentication, access control, audit logging, continuous deployment, workload portability, cost analysis, autoscaling, upgrades, and more.

  • Gartner forecasts that by 2023, more than 70% of global organizations will be running more than two containerized applications in production, up from less than 20% in 2019.
  • Container technology promises to usher in the biggest step change in infrastructure economics since server virtualization. By some estimates, customers are saving as much as 50% on infrastructure costs by switching from hosting cloud native applications in their own data centers to hosting containerized versions of those applications in a private, hybrid or public cloud. 
  • Other key advantages of containerization include increased developer productivity, application portability, and business agility delivered through DevOps.
  • Kubernetes, the open source container management technology developed by Google has been a critical enabler of containerization.
Editor's comments:
  • Cloud native is referring to software deployed into containers that become microservices whilst a container allows the software to be deployed into a native environment and to be distributed cross-platform - for example, a software in .NET platform is deployed into a container before it is deployed into a Linux box - find out more
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