Hitachi Vantara has announced the availability of Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments.
According to the official release, Hitachi Kubernetes Service will enable customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on-premises. This, therefore, will empower developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice and eliminate vendor lock-in.
There has been a massive surge in adopting containers more comprehensively than previously anticipated. This is because containerisation of applications makes them easy to be deployed and run easily across different computing environments, providing substantial infrastructure cost savings.
As a matter of fact, reports stated that by 2022, more than 75% of global businesses would be running containerised applications in production. And, the new Hitachi Kubernetes Service will bring Hitachi’s technology leadership, expertise, global training, and support this sector.
The newly launched service will help organisations accelerate the adoption of cloud-native applications by streamlining the management of the underlying infrastructure and Kubernetes cluster deployments. It also simplifies how developers use and consume IT-delivered container services, whether on-premises or hybrid environments. The extensible self-service catalogue will also allow customers to customise it to their business requirements and rapidly deploy curated applications across a hybrid Kubernetes landscape. Additionally, it is a managed SaaS environment supported by Hitachi Vantara’s Global Customer Service organisation.
Alongside, Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides enterprise-grade security with secure communications between the Kubernetes clusters and the SaaS management plane in the cloud.
When asked about the launch, Bobby Soni, the President, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara stated that “While our customers love container technology, they are challenged by the complexity to deploy and securely manage containers at scale across multiple cloud environments.”
“Today, we are helping simplify and solve the multi-cloud Kubernetes challenge for our customers with the introduction of Hitachi Kubernetes Service,” said Soni. With this enterprise-grade service, the customers will now have the freedom of a truly agnostic platform, the flexibility of an extensible self-service catalogue, accompanied with world-class training and Hitachi global support to help their development teams drive business results.
Some of the key benefits include —
- Ease of deployment through a single management pane to manage all of a customer’s private, hybrid and multi-cloud implementations.
- A unified dashboard to efficiently manage multiple on-premises or the cloud-based Kubernetes clusters.
- Centralised monitoring and alerting that can solve Kubernetes root-cause analysis challenges of lowering the meantime.
- Pre-populated applications in the robust service catalogue.
One of the key concerns in DevOps is the lack of trained and experienced personnel. Hitachi Vantara offers extensive customer training, including ten foundational courses to help customers build necessary skills.
The Hitachi Kubernetes Service will be available on AWS, with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure, early in 2021.