RackWare, a company from San Jose, CA, providing an intelligent and highly automated hybrid cloud management platform that extends across physical and virtual environments, now allows businesses to easily migrate to and protect containers in the cloud.
RackWare’s new Kubernetes offering, SWIFT, augments RackWare’s server migration and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. It enables the movement of containers from on-premise to the cloud, and from cloud-to-cloud.
The introduction of SWIFT rounds out a comprehensive cloud mobility and protection solution for both production and development environments.
“We are pleased to introduce this important Kubernetes capability to our existing robust feature set,” said Todd Matters, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of RackWare. “Kubernetes is an increasingly important element of data center IT and extending support for both migration and disaster recovery in our portfolio is exciting. We are entertaining a limited number of Beta deployments in the near term and will go full GA in Q4.”
RackWare SWIFT addresses multiple challenges in the rapidly expanding Kubernetes market. These include:
- On-premise deployments transitioning to the cloud
- Minimization of downtime during migration/cutover
- Storage incompatibilities contributing to vendor lock-in
- Transformation to PaaS
- Container version/format incompatibilities inhibiting cross-platform mobility
With RackWare SWIFT, users will have the freedom to choose any target cloud or platform technology regardless of existing platform constraints. As a result, businesses would realize the advantages that cloud offers including “simpler deployment, reduced maintenance and greater scalability.”
The RackWare SWIFT solution supports all the major Kubernetes offerings from the leading cloud service providers (CSPs), including Oracle (OKE), Azure (AKS), Google (GKE), AWS (EKS), and IBM/Openshift.