Canonical and Supermicro collaborate to advance enterprises’ Kubernetes adoption

Canonical

on 6 December 2018

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and Supermicro, a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking and green technologies, today announce a joint offering helping enterprises to accelerate the design and deployment of their Kubernetes stack through an optimised, pre-certified solution.

With containerisation technology such as Kubernetes innovating at different rates to an IT department’s ability to test and implement, enterprises are looking for ready-made solutions to accelerate their adoption while reducing the complexity, risk and the cost of building in-house.  

Jointly developed and tested, the offering combines Canonical’s Charmed Kubernetes and Supermicro’s servers architected to meet an enterprises’ specific infrastructure requirements. By adopting a pre-certified solution, enterprises can deploy a fully optimised Kubernetes stack more economically. Organisations can also benefit from Canonical’s enterprise support for the full stack from the Ubuntu host operating system to Kubernetes software components on top through Ubuntu Advantage.

“Supermicro provides tested, supported data center solutions based on our best-of-breed hardware platforms to deliver maximum value to our customers.  Our Kubernetes data center solutions have been thoroughly validated in our labs by solution experts from both Supermicro and Canonical. Validated solutions like this enable our customers to focus on innovation and growth rather than planning a new end-to-end solution from scratch.” says Supermicro’s SVP and Chief Product Officer, Raju Penumatcha.

The adoption of container technologies, orchestrated by Kubernetes, can provide organisations with considerable opportunities to improve the agility, speed and manageability of their infrastructure – especially important in a multi-cloud environment. Canonical’s Charmed Kubernetes is tested on the widest range of clouds from public to private, and from bare metal to virtualised infrastructure, enabling organisations to take advantage of a multi-cloud strategy to port workloads between different environments.  

Today’s announcement builds on the existing partnership between the two companies, with an OpenStack cloud managed by Bootstack on a Supermicro reference architecture already available to customers. The Kubernetes solution is available from today. For more information, please click here or contact us for more details. Alternatively, visit Canonical’s booth (#P7) at KubeCon Seattle from 11th December. 

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