Above the application horizon line
With MCC and its companion products helping to solve platform and infrastructure challenges below the application horizon line, users are freed to focus resources and cycles above the line – on accelerating what really matters: software development and delivery.
Many IT organizations strive to do this, but adopt a piecemeal approach here, as well – picking from among proprietary PaaS and PaaS-like offerings that end up expensive, constraining, and indifferently-supported. Mirantis believes a more cost-effective and impactful approach combines open source components, productized, along with proactive support, insightful consulting, and targeted services. Applied in different ways, this strategy enables Mirantis to scale managed services effectively, providing guaranteed results at low, and in most cases, predictable prices.
Mirantis provides comprehensive application modernization services using a mature, best-practices framework, plus AI-based methods for interrogating and mapping app structure and dependencies. Combined, our techniques enable on the order of 6x greater delivery speed than conventional methods – up to hundreds of important applications converted to modern, cloud native, scalable, easier to operate forms in a matter of months.
Learn about Application Modernization
Kubernetes ops, dev, service visualization, and teaming
Lens, an open source tool sponsored by Mirantis, is the world’s most popular Kubernetes IDE. Lens runs on any desktop, any OS; permitting developers and operators to access and manage multiple clusters, deploy from permissioned Helm repositories, drill down into and iterate over abstractions, components, and containers, live. All while increasing speed and eliminating the need to memorize and apply complex kubectl commands to extract information, and complex aids like jsontool to parse and manage outputs. Developers can save up to 20% of productive time iterating changes with Lens versus conventional methods.
Lens Pro, a companion service, enables rapid, secure access by teams to Kubernetes environments, and provides numerous quality of life features, including quickstart local dev clusters on local machines such as developer laptops. Developers can provision local Kubernetes clusters (with different profiles) with Lens Desktop Pro for learning and local development; it also enables container image scanning and CVE reporting. Developers can start, stop and configure clusters with a click of a button.
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Development automation and CI/CD-as-a-service
Providing continuous integration and delivery tooling as part of a comprehensive end to end developer workflow is fundamental. It speeds delivery of new features (daily, or several-times-daily deployments become possible and even routine) and enables new levels of control and policy management via secure software supply chains. But deciding among a plethora of tools and SaaS services, integrating pipelines, and maintaining and improving CI/CD through inevitable project and technology changes is hard and time-consuming. Doing it on multiple host and/or target platforms, even harder.
Mirantis Lens has “productized” design, build, and management of custom CI/CD workflows, tuned to your requirements, and using your preferred components. Gain the expertise of a global bench of CI/CD and software development automation specialists for a predictable price.
Learn more about Lens Autopilot
Application frameworks for web
Platform-as-a-Service sounds like a great idea, until it traps you in an inflexible, hard-or-impossible-to-customize environment and way of working. Developers sometimes feel there must be an (even) easier way: “after all, we’re just building web apps, here.”
Mirantis agrees. We believe that open-source derived frameworks can accomplish the same goals as PaaS: abstract the environment, provide a range of services enabling access management, ingress management, session and connectivity management, autoscaling, and so on, but can do so without the restrictions, inflexibility, and much of the cost.
For example, Amazee.io – a Mirantis subsidiary – makes Lagoon, a framework for writing, composing, deploying, operating, and automating a range of popular web application design patterns based on popular and performant open source components like Headless Drupal and WordPress amongst others.
Learn more about Amazee.io and Lagoon
Learn how Lagoon enables active/standby deployments
Open source low-code platforms
Another increasingly-viable alternative to heavy PaaS is lightweight serverless computing, which enables creation of (chains of) simple, containerized functions to accomplish a wide range of complex tasks – the platform is almost completely abstracted away to input/output, and provides simple-to-implement autoscaling and other features.
Numerous open source solutions for serverless computing on Kubernetes exist, and Mirantis has considerable familiarity and experience with the most popular of these, like KNative.
Learn more about Knative on Mirantis Kubernetes