With the rise of Kubernetes because the de facto commonplace for container orchestration, it’s no shock that there’s now an entire ecosystem of corporations arising round this open supply mission. Heptio is among the most attention-grabbing ones, in no small half as a consequence of the truth that it was based by Kubernetes co-founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie. Today, Heptio introduced that it’s teaming up with Microsoft on its Heptio Ark project, which it launched earlier this yr.
Heptio Ark is a utility for managing backups and catastrophe restoration that helps you convey your Kubernetes clusters and volumes again up after your run into a significant concern in your information middle.
The plan is for Microsoft and Heptio to work collectively on strengthening Ark’s core capabilities, but in addition on making it a instrument for shifting Kubernetes purposes 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 instruments and practices they undertake when deciding on their public cloud providers work on-premises as nicely. Microsoft’s dedication to working with the open supply neighborhood is not going to solely profit Azure prospects, however strengthens the Kubernetes neighborhood.”
What’s additionally attention-grabbing about this transfer is that it brings the three Kubernetes co-founders collectively, with Beda and McLuckie at Heptio, and Microsoft’s Brendan Burns, who labored with the Heptio founders at Google once they launched the Kubernetes mission into open supply (and who was the lead engineer for Kubernetes at Google).
“I’m excited to see Heptio and Microsoft ship a compelling resolution that satisfies an necessary and unmet want within the Kubernetes ecosystem,” stated Burns. “We’re working with Heptio to make sure that the combination of Ark and Azure is a best-of-breed resolution for backing up on-premise Kubernetes clusters into the cloud.”
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