With the rise of Kubernetes because the de facto customary for container orchestration, it’s no shock that there’s now an entire ecosystem of corporations arising round this open supply challenge. Heptio is among the most attention-grabbing ones, in no small half resulting from the truth that it was based by Kubernetes co-founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie. In the present day, Heptio introduced that it’s teaming up with Microsoft on its Heptio Ark challenge, which it launched earlier this 12 months.
Heptio Ark is a utility for managing backups and catastrophe restoration that helps you carry your Kubernetes clusters and volumes again up after your run into a significant challenge in your information heart.
The plan is for Microsoft and Heptio to work collectively on strengthening Ark’s core capabilities, but additionally on making it a instrument for shifting Kubernetes functions 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 corporations reside solely within the public cloud,” stated Heptio CEO Craig McLuckie. “It’s extremely vital that the instruments and practices they undertake when choosing their public cloud companies work on-premises as effectively. Microsoft’s dedication to working with the open supply neighborhood won’t solely profit Azure clients, 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 after they launched the Kubernetes challenge into open supply (and who was the lead engineer for Kubernetes at Google).
“I’m excited to see Heptio and Microsoft ship a compelling answer that satisfies an vital and unmet want within the Kubernetes ecosystem,” stated Burns. “We’re working with Heptio to make sure that the mixing of Ark and Azure is a best-of-breed answer for backing up on-premise Kubernetes clusters into the cloud.”
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