Mirantis acquires amazee.io to enhance software delivery hub for modern apps

Mirantis has acquired amazee.io, the ZeroOps application delivery hub designed by developers to free them from the work of deploying, migrating and operating in the cloud.

The company was founded in 2017 to improve the developer experience by fully automating application and infrastructure operations and integration tasks for app makers.

amazee.io is the creator of the Lagoon open source project, an application delivery platform, available on GitHub under Apache License 2.0. Lagoon is a cloud-native platform for deploying, managing, security, and operating applications that reduces the burden on developers in terms of infrastructure management.

“Developers today face increasingly complex infrastructures, increased demand to do more, often with less, and all with fewer resources than ever before,” said Franz Karlsberger, CEO of ‘amazee.io. “We designed amazee.io as a developer-centric software delivery hub for modern applications, abstracting infrastructure so developers can be more successful. Being part of Mirantis will allow us to accelerate our product roadmap. Customers can expect us to invest even more in research and development and add support for all major web technologies and frameworks.

“amazee.io and Lagoon are the easiest way for developers to take advantage of the latest cloud services without having to be cloud or Kubernetes experts. No other technology makes it so easy and fast to ship and run containerized applications,” said Adrian Ionel, co-founder and CEO of Mirantis. “It seamlessly integrates with our Kubernetes and Lens platform and increases developer productivity on any cloud. Our customers and 650,000 users of Lens will benefit immediately.

“Lagoon has been a great time saver for the team by allowing us to develop and test many different branches simultaneously by providing us with a quick and easy way to launch and tear down individual test environments,” said Corné of Leeuw, Director, Development at Smartsheet. “The ability to build these environments with very little effort, directly from branches of our repository, has reduced operational effort and allows our developers and QA (quality assurance) engineers to work side-by-side on a number of different functionalities without negative impact. to another.”

“It seems very wrong that today most developers have to learn Kubernetes first before they can deploy a single line of code in Kubernetes. We’ve taken that pain away,” said Michael Schmid, CTO, amazee .io “The trick behind Lagoon is that it runs in Kubernetes and works with popular tools like Helm, Prometheus, Grafana and many more while it requires no Kubernetes knowledge for developers.”

For organizations that already have Kubernetes up and running, there is Lagoon-as-a-Service (LaaS) which allows teams to install the Lagoon remote agent into their existing Kubernetes clusters, connect them to the Lagoon Core managed by amazee.io and deploy them correctly. a way. This removes the need to install and manage a Lagoon Core and allows teams to focus on what they are good at: application development.

Previously, Mirantis acquired Docker Enterprise in 2019 and integrated it into its Kubernetes platform. Nearly 100 new customers have chosen Mirantis container technology to support their digital transformation initiatives and customer satisfaction has skyrocketed.

Shortly after the Docker deal, Mirantis doubled down on its commitment to open source, hiring the staff behind Kontena – and investing in Lens and k0s development. Kontena’s technology has been integrated into Mirantis Kubernetes Engine and Mirantis Container Runtime.