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Hitachi Vantara now offers Kubernetes Service for cloud-native applications

Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. started offering Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments.

Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on-premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice and eliminates vendor lock-in.

Containers are being adopted faster and more comprehensively than previously anticipated. The containerization of applications enables them to be deployed and run easily across different computing environments, providing substantial infrastructure cost savings.

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“While our customers love container technology, they are challenged by the complexity to deploy and securely manage containers at scale across multiple cloud environments,” said Joe Ong, VP and GM, Asean at Hitachi Vantara. “With this enterprise-grade service, our customers now have the freedom of a truly agnostic platform, the flexibility of an extensible self-service catalog, accompanied with world-class training and Hitachi global support to help their development teams drive business results.”

Hitachi Kubernetes Service helps organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud-native applications by streamlining the management of the underlying infrastructure and Kubernetes cluster deployments. It also significantly simplifies how developers will use and consume IT-delivered container services whether these are delivered from on-premises or hybrid environments.

Hybrid Kubernetes

The extensible self-service catalog allows customers to optimize their experience by customizing it to match their business requirements and rapidly deploy curated applications across a hybrid Kubernetes landscape. Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides enterprise-grade security with secure communications between the Kubernetes clusters and the SaaS management plane in the cloud. Key benefits are:

  • Simplicity and ease of deployment through a single management pane that deploys, manages and governs across all of a customer’s private, hybrid and multicloud implementations to reduce risk and complexity
  • A unified dashboard that enables efficient management and governance of multiple on-premises or cloud-based Kubernetes clusters and the large number of resources across them
  • Centralized monitoring and alerting that operators can use to solve Kubernetes root-cause analysis challenges to lower the mean time to respond and recover to achieve service level objectives
  • Pre-populated applications in the robust service catalog to help developers start rapidly, using the latest Kubernetes-based orchestration and container services

Kubernetes training and global support

One key concern in DevOps is the lack of trained and experienced personnel. Hitachi Vantara offers extensive customer training including 10 foundational courses ranging from DevOps essentials to certification-level training courses to help customers build necessary skills. Additionally, the entire Hitachi Kubernetes Service is a managed SaaS environment supported by Hitachi Vantara’s Global Customer Service organization.

The Hitachi Kubernetes Service is already available on AWS, with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure available early in 2021.