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Nutanix, best known for its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software (and formerly hardware) has unveiled a Kubernetes Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering based around its Karbon distribution of the container orchestration platform.
Up to this point, Karbon has been aimed at operational staff who are required to spin up and manage Kubernetes clusters across various environments, be they different vendors’ cloud services or on-premises infrastructure, but the new PaaS service is aimed more at developers, said CTO Rajiv Mirani during a press call in advance of the company’s .NEXT 2020 conference, which kicked off as a virtual event today.
“This is really a set of PaaS services that a developer can use while building their applications,” he said, adding that most modern applications today aren’t self-contained, but instead rely on services provided by the host platform.
Mirani gave the example of developers building a microservice-based application on AWS. They might use RDS to manage databases, S3 for bloc storage and rely on numerous other AWS dependencies that effectively tie them into that platform. Karbon Platform Services reduce this reliance, he explained. “What our PaaS layer does is essentially provides related set of services.”
Among the managed services offered are Kubernetes-as-a-Service, Containers-as-a-Service ( …
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