Container platforms

Container-Orange

What is a container platform?

A container platform is a cluster of multiple servers for use with docker containers. This platform provides the necessary tools for the administration of the applications from the individual containers.

Where are container platforms used?

The operation of many containers accordingly requires many features, such as the automated rolling out of new container images for administration, self-healing, high availability, dynamic scaling and the provision of persistent storage. For these purposes, Docker alone is not sufficient as a framework, but requires additional orchestration tools. Which tools an infrastructure needs and in which execution depends on two components: On the one hand, it depends on the type of containers operated on a platform, on the other hand on whether development environments are to be created or no

What are the advantages of using containers?

  • Scalability:With a container platform, microservices can be dynamically scaled horizontally to distribute the load across multiple hosts.
  • High availability:Since containers can run on multiple hosts simultaneously, the failure of a container or host is not noticeable and is automatically replaced by the platform.
  • Updates & Rollback: Containers are not patched but replaced by new versions. Various update mechanisms with rollback are available for this purpose – in most cases an upgrade can be carried out without downtime.
  • Portability: Containers are independent of the Linux used. The hosts are exchangeable and can also be outsourced to the cloud on request.

How do we support You?

  • When planning a container cluster
  • When It comes to implementation through Concept, PoC and Installation
  • By taking specific infrastructure requirements into account

Which products do we use?

Rancher:

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  • Open-Source mit optionalem Enterprise-Support verfügbar
  • Kubernetes as a basis
  • Certified Kubernetes Distribution
  • Own WebGUI
  • Orchestration of containers
  • Infrastructure orchestration
  • Community catalog with templates
  • CoIntuitive & clearly arranged
  • OS independent (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows)
  • multi-client capable

Openshift:

Features
  • Available as open source (OKD) and enterprise version
  • Kubernetes as a basis
  • Certified Kubernetes Distribution
  • Own WebGUI
  • Integrated tools for operations (e.g. monitoring, logging)
  • Automated workflows
  • Extended developer tools (e.g. Source-to-Image Pipeline, Jenkins in container)
  • Red Hat Platform and OS Support
  • multi-client capable

SuSE CaaS Platform

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  • Available as open source (Kubic) and enterprise version
  • Kubernetes as a basis
  • Certified Kubernetes Distribution
  • MicroOS based on SuSE Linux Enterprise Server as OS
  • Support for platform and OS from SUSE
  • multi-client capable

Docker Enterprise Edition

Features
  • Central cluster management via Universal Control Plane (UCP)
  • Own WebGUI
  • Use of Docker Swarm and Kubernetes is possible and interchangeable while running
  • Certified Kubernetes Distribution
  • Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) including Security Scan of images
  • OS undependent (SLES, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows)
  • Microsoft Windows Hosts usable as Worker
  • multi-client capable

Wie können wir helfen

Mark Hlawatschek
Mark HlawatschekCEO
Ingrid Harner
Ingrid HarnerHead of Marketing & Sales

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