The founders of Kubernetes project at Google, Joe Beda, and Craig McLuckie have announced that they are starting a company of their own called Heptio. This newly founded company is said to help other companies to increase agility and speed up infrastructure by making a transition to the cloud.
The founders believe that they can be a neutral partner for the companies that are thinking of adopting Kubernetes and Containers, by providing tools and services around Kubernetes. Heptio is also said to have raised $8.5 million in an investment round. With the help of this funding, the company aims to support and advance the Kubernetes ecosystem.
CEO of Heptio, McLuckie stated “Heptio’s early focus is on making Kubernetes more accessible to developers running apps on-premises or in the public cloud. In the future we plan to work closely with the open ecosystem to advance the platform, and deliver the features enterprises need to run Kubernetes at scale.”
According to the team, in order to choose their own environment and to run the applications they need, Kubernetes users need to have a safe abstraction layer. The founders also stated that the company will be working in the open and will contribute to the wider Kubernetes project.
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With the help of Heptio, teams will be able to move from on-premise to the cloud and also between public clouds. The OS can also be updated without much impact on the applications. Developers will be able to concentrate on their code with the help of API-driven operations rather than focusing on the business plans.
Beda and McLuckie also stated that they are planning to share on what they are up to with the project. The company is expected to scale up quickly considering the background of both the founders and also the funds that the company has already raised.