Canonical Expands Its Enterprise Kubernetes Distribution

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Canonical has announced two consulting packages for Enterprise Kubernetes deployments, and expanded enterprise support to include serverless infrastructure from Galactic Fog, container management workflows from Rancher, and Weave Cloud from Weaveworks.

google kubernetes“Organizations looking for best-practice Kubernetes now have a reference architecture and specialist consulting to operate K8s on any cloud, bare metal, or virtualization,” said Marco Ceppi, product manager for Kubernetes at Canonical. “Canonical Kubernetes is transforming how our customers host scale out, cloud native workloads, with an emphasis on portability across public clouds and private infrastructure.”

Kubernetes Explorer – covers Kubernetes on a public cloud, private cloud or VMware. It delivers the reference architecture at $15,000 including training and deployment, with optional consulting for workload analysis or to assist in the creation of CI/CD pipelines in support of everyday operations with containers.

Kubernetes Discoverer broadens the offering to include bare metal operations. At $35,000 it includes specialist consulting to optimize the architecture for particular workloads, together with hands-on training delivered on site. The Discoverer package provides the opportunity for deep integration and customization of storage and networking options.

Canonical Ubuntu is an OS for cloud operations – public and private – and Canonical works with AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle to optimize Ubuntu guests for containers on those clouds. Canonical also works with Google GKE to enable hybrid operations between enterprise deployments of Kubernetes and the Google SAAS offering.

“The enterprise challenge is to enable containers across hybrid cloud environments,” said Dustin Kirkland, VP Product at Canonical. “Canonical’s cloud partnerships provide choice of cloud infrastructure with a consistently secure and efficient Kubernetes across multiple clouds.”

Canonical’s Kubernetes implementation serves as a shared platform for a wide range of partner offerings, including serverless infrastructure from Galactic Fog, container management platform from Rancher Labs and Weave Cloud from Weaveworks.