amazee.io, a global provider of web applications for Kubernetes, has been acquired by Mirantis. amazee.io is a ZeroOps application delivery hub built by developers to free them from cloud deployment, migrations, and operations work. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
On both public and private clouds, Mirantis enables organizations to ship code more quickly. A public cloud experience is offered by the company on any infrastructure, from data centers to the edge.
amazee.io was founded in 2017 to improve the developer experience by fully automating application and infrastructure operations and integration tasks for application builders.
The open source project Lagoon, an application delivery platform, was created by amazee.io and is available on GitHub under the Apache License 2.0. As a cloud-native platform, Lagoon would make it much easier for developers to deal with infrastructure by allowing for the deployment, management, security, and operation of applications.
“amazee.io and Lagoon are the easiest way for developers to take advantage of the latest cloud services without having to be cloud or Kubernetes experts. No other technology makes it so easy and quick to ship and run containerized applications,” said Adrian Ionel, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mirantis. “It fits seamlessly into our Kubernetes and Lens platform and boosts developer productivity on any cloud. Our customers and our 650,000 Lens users will immediately benefit from it.”
“Today’s developers face increasingly complex infrastructures, greater demand to do more, often with less, and all with fewer resources than ever,” said Franz Karlsberger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at amazee.io. “We built amazee.io as a developer-centric software delivery hub for modern applications – abstracting away infrastructure so developers can be more successful. Being part of Mirantis will allow us to accelerate our product roadmap. Customers can expect us to invest even more in research and development and add support for all major web technologies and frameworks.”
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
“It seems very wrong that today most developers must first go through the pain of learning Kubernetes before they can even deploy a single line of code into Kubernetes. We have taken away that pain,” said Michael Schmid, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at amazee.io. “The trick behind Lagoon is that it runs in Kubernetes and works with popular tools like Helm, Prometheus, Grafana, and many others while it does not require any knowledge of Kubernetes for developers.”
Previously, in 2019, Mirantis acquired Docker Enterprise and integrated it right away into its Kubernetes platform. Customer satisfaction increased as around 100 new clients choose to use Mirantis container technology to support their digital transformation ambitions.
Soon after the Docker agreement, Mirantis strengthened its long-standing dedication to open source by employing the Kontena team and making significant investments in Lens and the creation of k0s. With the integration of Kontena technology into the Mirantis Kubernetes Engine and Mirantis Container Runtime, Lens has grown to become one of the largest and most sophisticated Kubernetes platforms in the world with more than 650,000 users and 17,000 GitHub stars.