Cisco Ramps Up Container Platform

Cisco announced a turnkey production-grade software container platform intended to address companies’ need to have applications seamlessly run the same way on premises and in public clouds. The Cisco Container Platform is designed to help simplify and accelerate how application development and IT operations teams configure, deploy, and manage container clusters based on 100% upstream Kubernetes.

The Cisco Container Platform also is intended to help enable an open, multicloud environment with consistent application deployment and management on multiple deployment platforms, including Cisco HyperFlex, virtual machines (VMs), and bare metal, both on premises and in the cloud.

The solution addresses the end-to-end management of container clusters including setup, orchestration, authentication, monitoring, networking, load balancing, and optimization. The Cisco Container Platform is also extensible to other open deployment environments and to networking (Contiv), security, analytics, and management tools.

The Cisco Container Platform will be available as software optimized with Cisco HyperFlex 3.0, available in April 2018, and software supported on VM infrastructure, bare metal, public cloud, available in summer 2018.

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