Canonical launches fully managed Kubernetes and joins the CNCF

Having expanded the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes to include consulting, integration and fully-managed on-prem and on-cloud Kubernetes services, Canonical has joined The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

We are contributing in three key areas:

Canonical’s Ubuntu leads the adoption of Linux containers. With the largest base of LXC, LXD and Docker users, Ubuntu has long been the platform of choice for developers driving innovation with containers, and is widely used to run infrastructure such as Kubernetes as a result. Moving to Ubuntu and to containers enables an organization to reduce overhead and improve operational efficiency. Canonical’s mission is to help companies to operate software on their public and private infrastructure, bringing Netflix-style efficiency to the enterprise market.

Scale-out operations from bare-metal to public cloud. With Ubuntu as the leading platform for cloud operations, Canonical’s perspective is informed by the largest production clouds in the world, both public and private. In the CNCF we aim to simplify everyday integration, operations, and management for the complex underpinnings of modern container infrastructure, from bare-metal operations at scale with MAAS, to large-scale private OpenStack-based elastic infrastructure for Kubernetes, out to public cloud Kubernetes operations.

Defining a new class of application and a new approach to operations. Containers are only part of the major change in the way we think about software. Organisations are facing fundamental limits in their ability to manage escalating complexity, and Canonical’s focus on operations has proven successful in enabling cost-effective scale-out infrastructure. Canonical’s approach dramatically increases the ability of IT operations teams to run ever more complex and large scale systems.

Leading open source projects like MAAS, LXD, and Juju help enterprises to operate in a hybrid cloud world. Kubernetes extends the range of applications which can now be operated efficiently on any infrastructure.

To learn more, meet the Canonical team this week at KubeCon, November 8-9 in Seattle. If you’d like you learn more about Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes or arrange to meet the team at KubeCon, please see https://ubuntu.com/cloud/kubernetes.

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