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February 25, 2020

By Dave Van Everen

Following Docker Enterprise acquisition, the addition of Kontena resources brings technology and expertise to modernize apps at enterprise scale 

Campbell, Calif – February 25, 2020 —Following its November acquisition of Docker Enterprise, Mirantis, the open cloud company, took another step to bolster its Kubernetes lineup, announcing today the addition of the engineering and leadership of cloud container services company Kontena.

Kontena provides easy-to-use, fully integrated Kubernetes products for DevOps and software development teams to deploy, run, monitor and operate Kubernetes clusters and workloads on private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructures running bare metal or virtual machines. The software is open source and available under the Apache 2.0 license. Kontena is currently used by hundreds of start-ups and software development teams working for some of the biggest enterprises in the world. The entire Kontena team will join Mirantis. 

Mirantis has made significant investments in Kubernetes, and this latest acquisition will accelerate its product roadmap in multi-cluster management, cluster visibility and insights, and tools for application developers. Mirantis will leverage the IP acquired from Kontena for existing Kubernetes technology in Docker Enterprise, including Docker Kubernetes Service (DKS) and Universal Control Plane (UCP). 

“We want to deliver the best Kubernetes experience for developers and enterprises,” said Adrian Ionel, Mirantis CEO. “With a small but talented team, Kontena engineers have built tools that make Kubernetes significantly easier for developers to use. Together, Mirantis and talent acquired from Kontena will extend our core Kubernetes offering, based on Docker Enterprise, with key developer-facing capabilities that deliver faster app development.”

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Mirantis helps organizations achieve digital self determination by giving them complete control over their strategic infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud-native expertise for managing and operating virtual machines, containers, Kubernetes, and cloud environments. Mirantis lets platform teams deliver a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete application and operations portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source using open standard APIs.

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