With the upward push of Kubernetes because the de facto usual for container orchestration, it’s no wonder that there’s now a entire ecosystem of businesses springing up round this open supply undertaking. Heptio is likely one of the maximum attention-grabbing ones, in no small section due to the truth that it was once based via Kubernetes co-founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie. Today, Heptio introduced that it’s teaming up with Microsoft on its Heptio Ark undertaking, which it introduced previous this yr.
Heptio Ark is a application for managing backups and disaster recovery that is helping you deliver your Kubernetes clusters and volumes again up after your run into a main factor to your knowledge middle.
The plan is for Microsoft and Heptio to paintings in combination on strengthening Ark’s core functions, but additionally on making it a device for transferring Kubernetes programs throughout on-premise environments and — unsurprisingly — Microsoft Azure and the Azure Container Service (AKS — as a result of Microsoft hasn’t come round to renaming it to ‘Azure Kubernetes Service’ simply but).
“Few real-world companies live solely in the public cloud,” stated Heptio CEO Craig McLuckie. “It is extremely necessary that the equipment and practices they undertake when deciding on their public cloud services and products paintings on-premises as neatly. Microsoft’s dedication to operating with the open supply group won’t handiest receive advantages Azure shoppers, however strengthens the Kubernetes group.”
What’s additionally attention-grabbing about this transfer is that it brings the 3 Kubernetes co-founders in combination, with Beda and McLuckie at Heptio, and Microsoft’s Brendan Burns, who labored with the Heptio founders at Google once they introduced the Kubernetes undertaking into open supply (and who was once the lead engineer for Kubernetes at Google).
“I’m excited to see Heptio and Microsoft ship a compelling solution that satisfies crucial and unmet want within the Kubernetes ecosystem,” stated Burns. “We’re operating with Heptio to make certain that the mixing of Ark and Azure is a best-of-breed solution for backing up on-premise Kubernetes clusters into the cloud.”
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