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Hitachi Vantara Supports Kubernetes with Containership Acquisition


Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, is acquiring assets of Containership, one of the earlier providers in the container ecosystem.

“Containership  enables customers to easily deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications in public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise environments,” writes Bobby Soni, the COO for digital infrastructure at Hitachi Vantara. “The software addresses critical cloud native application issues facing customers working with Kubernetes such as persistent storage support, centralized authentication, access control, audit logging, continuous deployment, workload portability, cost analysis, autoscaling, upgrades, and more.”

Containership, which launched as part of our 2015 Disrupt New York Startup Battlefield, started as a service that helped businesses move their containerized workloads between clouds, but as so many similar startups, it then moved on to focus solely on Kubernetes and helping enterprises manage their Kubernetes  infrastructure.

The company’s specialty was managing multi-cloud Kubernetes deployments.

The companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition. Pittsburgh-based Containership only raised about $2.6 million since it was founded in 2014. Investors include Birchmere Ventures, Draper Triangle, and Innovation Works.

Hitachi Vantara says it will continue to work with the Kubernetes community. Containership was a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

For more information about this news, visit www.hitachivantara.com.


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