February 1, 2018

Cisco launches Kubernetes based container platform

The platform aims to bridge the gap between public, private and hybrid cloud environments leveraging Kubernetes’ container systems.

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Tech giant Cisco have announced the launch of Cisco Container Platform, a Kubernetes-backed container management platform. With this launch, Cisco say that they will meet customers’ growing demand to deploy sophisticated applications on the public cloud as well as on-premise environments, reducing time-to-reach-business goals across multiple industries.

According to Cisco, the Cisco Container Platform will serve as a turnkey platform for developers trying to accelerate the production of applications. They further added that with this platform, users will be able to simplify the orchestration of applications through Kubernetes’ container management system. With this system, users can set up, monitor, network, and optimize container clusters and fasten application building in cloud environments.

Cisco say that the flexibility and scale provided by this platform will allow businesses to adopt cloud easily only to modernize traditional applications, allowing portability across premises. Emphasizing this, Kip Compton, Vice President, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group at Cisco, explained:

Cisco is focused on enabling customers’ multicloud ambitions. Cisco Container Platform helps customers realize the potential of Kubernetes and containers, simplifying the deployment and management of Kubernetes clusters in a multicloud environment with enterprise-class security and compliance.

According to Cisco, this launch meets this year’s  business goal of improving business agility for their customers. Explaining this, Dr. Thomas Scherer, Chief Architect at Telindus SA and Cisco’s current client commented:

As a Cisco customer and partner, we are excited that Cisco is delivering the Cisco Container Platform to provide a truly consistent hybrid container architecture stretching public and private clouds.  Moreover, the combined strengths of Cisco’s networking expertise and Google’s cloud expertise will certainly help to further improve the level of segregation across microservices to better isolate shared hosting of business critical services.

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