Flexential

Hybrid colocation provider Flexential is now is offering Managed Public Cloud and Managed Container Orchestration services to automate cloud infrastructure, application deployment and increase speed to market.

Flexential’s Managed Public Cloud solution, for AWS and Microsoft’s Azure cloud platforms, would offer a “white-glove turnkey” service with ongoing 24×7 operational support of a company’s public cloud environment, including management of the hyperscale cloud platform, services and instances within. Flexential would save customers time and the cost of hiring hard-to-find talent to do the work.

“With shelter-in-place orders across the country, the increased critically of remote workers and supply chain disruptions, the stress on application infrastructure and networks has never been greater,” said Mike Fuhrman, chief operations officer of Cloud and Managed Services, Flexential. “Businesses have an increasing need for quick scale and are turning to public cloud solutions to find their resources and IT assets, while at the same time trying to operate their environments on a round-the-clock basis. We are working to quickly help businesses manage their costs and expansions, providing strategy and insights.”

Kubernetes Containers

Mike Fuhrman
“Businesses have an increasing need for quick scale and are turning to public cloud solutions to find their resources and IT assets, while at the same time trying to operate their environments on a round-the-clock basis,” said Mike Fuhrman, chief operations officer of Cloud and Managed Services, Flexential.

Flexential’s Managed Container Orchestration service helps organizations leverage Kubernetes containers to accelerate application delivery. The solution fills gaps in application integration and infrastructure development needs. This “next-generation” product provides 24×7 infrastructure management on AWS’s and Azure’s cloud platforms leveraging the dynamic scalability of Kubernetes to support containerized workloads.

By taking an Infrastructure-as-Code approach and working side-by-side with its customers’ developers, Flexential would provide a “standardized, reliable” managed environment for deploying and managing workloads in a modern and secured orchestration platform.

Sphero, Inc., a cloud-based company that makes programmable robots and STEM-based educational tools that help children learn in new ways, already uses Flexential’s Managed Container Orchestration to manage its cloud solution. Sphero, which recently was named to Fast Company’s list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020’, needed cost controls, higher visibility and support for its DevOps model.

Flexential has not only saved us money but saved us time in going to market, deploying our applications in a fast, simple, robust and secure way,” said Brian Kellner, vice president, Engineering, Sphero, Inc. “This cloud management service is flexible, covers a broad scope of technology, enables real-time metrics and improves our ongoing operational support.

“Implementing and managing a Kubernetes solution is incredibly complex and can be a slow process for organizations that are just starting with containers,” added Mr. Fuhrman. “At Flexential, we offer simplicity and scalability by providing a reference architecture and tools for automating the deployment of application containers, eliminating many of the manual processes involved in deploying and scaling containerized applications.”

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