Cloud hosting provider Rackspace, a company based in San Antonio, Texas, serving more than 140,000 business customers from data centers on five continents, has announced Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service – a managed hosting service that would transform the way enterprises can utilize new container technologies, accelerating their digital transformation.

Kubernetes is a container orchestration technology for managing production workloads. Rackspace will allow enterprises to consume Kubernetes-as-a-Service across all leading public and private cloud platforms to help empower multi-cloud strategies. According to 451 Research, the application container software market will grow 40 percent over the next few years to nearly $3 billion in 2020.

By delivering a fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service, Rackspace is allowing organizations to focus more time and resources on building and running their applications. With Kubernetes-as-a-Service, Rackspace delivers ongoing operations management and support for the entire technology stack, from the hardware to the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Kubernetes, including the containers and cluster application services such as monitoring, logging, analytics and other functions.

Configured, Tested, Validated

“Today, we’re making the most modern infrastructure consumable by every enterprise,” said Scott Crenshaw, executive vice president of private clouds, Rackspace. “With Kubernetes-as-a-Service, we are providing the industry’s simplest Kubernetes consumption model by delivering it fully configured, tested and validated at enterprise scale with the managed cluster services customers need to effectively run their applications. Rackspace’s combination of operational experience and open source expertise, coupled with the security, improved economics and a fully managed Kubernetes offering available on leading public and private cloud technologies, helps companies accelerate their digital transformation.”

Kubernetes-as-a-Service will be available on Rackspace Private Cloud in all regions in May.  Support for public clouds is planned for release later in 2018.