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Mirantis Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) Across Bare Metal, Public and Private Clouds

November 19, 2019

By Dave Van Everen

New product enables a self-service experience for developers and app owners across a fleet of K8s clusters with automated management and upgrades

KubeCon North America, November 19, 2019 —

Mirantis, the open cloud infrastructure company, announced the availability of its Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) beta release this morning atKubeCon North America. The continuously-updated K8s platform enables developers to create and manage Kubernetes clusters on demand through APIs or UI and eliminates the burden of managing a full stack of K8s components.

“Kubernetes is creating the new way for enterprises to build and run software as they move to cloud. However, lifecycle management for a fleet of Kubernetes clusters with full stack support is an unsolved challenge,” said Dave Van Everen, SVP Marketing, Mirantis. “With Mirantis KaaS, enterprises get zero touch, self-service Kubernetes clusters with a consistent developer experience across public clouds and on-prem infrastructure.”

At the heart of Mirantis KaaS is an automated lifecycle management service. It enables continuous, automated updates of the Kubernetes stack and related components, without impacting workloads. Moreover, end users can decide when they’d like to upgrade their self-service clusters. Mirantis KaaS deploys clusters in an HA configuration by default and utilizes built-in K8s features for rolling updates; therefore applications running on Mirantis KaaS will not experience downtime during an upgrade.

With Mirantis KaaS enterprises can now:

  • Consume K8s as a service on any public clouds and on-prem, in either multi cloud or hybrid configuration

  • Create a consistent developer experience on any public cloud or on-prem infrastructure, with appropriate enterprise security and governance

  • Enable application portability from one cloud to another and on-prem

  • Dramatically reduce the burden and cost of operating a large fleet of K8s clusters

The Mirantis KaaS beta release supports:

  • Bare Metal

  • Public Cloud

  • Private Cloud

Mirantis KaaS will be generally available in early 2020. The beta software is available for download here:

Join Mirantis for a live demo of the KaaS solution on December 12 at 10 AM PST:

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About Mirantis

Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.

Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global.