ContainerX, a company founded in 2015 by a seasoned team of entrepreneurs, PhDs and engineers from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix, has announced the general availability of its all-inclusive, out-of-the-box multi-tenant container platform designed for enterprises and service providers.
ContainerX is a comprehensive container platform that provides a multi-tenant container-as-a-service (CaaS) platform for both Linux and Windows, as well as a single pane of glass for all containers allowing support for bare metal servers and virtual machines, private and public cloud environments.
The company’s patented technology approach, Elastic Container Clusters and Container Pools would provide multi-tenancy and high levels of resiliency, elasticity and horizontal scalability, making ContainerX a powerful way to manage Docker in the enterprise.
In addition to the paid versions, the company has just announced a free version that can enable any enterprise to set up a self-hosted Container-as-a-Service POC environment in minutes. To register for the ContainerX platform and download the free version, visit their website.
“It seems like 2016 is the year of GA products in the container management space,” said Kiran Kamity, CEO and co-founder of ContainerX. “The first generation of container management products that have been released thus far are good for small teams with single tenant capabilities. Our Elastic Clusters and Container Pools enable an enterprise-grade multi-tenant capability, with resiliency and elasticity that can enable enterprises and service providers to guarantee better QoS and SLAs. That, coupled with our Windows CaaS capabilities, has allowed us to build the industry’s first multi-tenant container management platform for both Linux and Windows that can cater to both enterprises and service providers.”
Since ContainerX made its first beta debut in November 2015, the company has released five additional betas, including integration with VMware’s vSphere, the server virtualization platform for virtual data centers, as well as the container-as-a-service (CaaS) platform for Windows server applications, including ASP.NET applications. During the beta process, ContainerX worked with over 25 enterprises to create a product that is now ready for public consumption.
Key features of ContainerX’s platform would include:
- Windows CaaS platform – Multi-Tenant Elastic Cluster and Container Pool technology for Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure
- Any VMware admin is now a Docker admin – Delightfully familiar VMware-like IT experience for containers with dev/ops self service, resulting in higher app agility, lower infrastructure footprint and lower op/ex related to OS maintenance
- All-in-one platform – Bare metal and virtual machine, Linux and Windows, private and public cloud
- Enterprise-grade management – “Simple” day-zero setup, “seamless” day-N operations, alerts, monitoring and analytics
- Comprehensive solution – Ready-to-go package including orchestration, compute, networking and storage
- Highly resilient – Protection from rogue containers crashing or starving other containers
- Multi-tenant and isolated – Container Pools with CPU, memory and network limits and access controls
- Horizontally scalable – Scale-out platform with dynamic addition and removal of hosts
- Elastic Container Clusters – Patent-pending container technology that provides a highly resilient and elastic container infrastructure, as well as auto-scaling Container Pools based on CPU, memory limits and priorities