With its managed container platform, Europe’s leading data centre and cloud services provider Proact makes containers accessible to customers focused on adopting modern, DevOps-based software development.
With its Proact Managed Container Platform (PMCP), the IT services provider enables its customers to focus on their specific business needs and application development, while Proact manages the container infrastructure. Customers can instantly initiate container-based development without having to worry about architecture, management, monitoring, security patching and maintenance of the container environment.
“Containers have the potential to allow businesses to develop applications in a more efficient, portable and flexible way. Containerised applications are at the heart of customers’ digital journeys to transform IT from a supporting function to an enabler of a more agile and innovative organisation,” says Per Sedihn, CTO & VP, Product and Technology at Proact. “However, organisations often find that while they want to take advantage of these benefits, they lack staff with the ability to manage such an infrastructure or would have to invest heavily in employee training in order to do so.”
The Proact Managed Container Platform has been created together with Proact’s subsidiary, Conoa — a recognised specialist in Kubernetes and container technologies. Unlike some container orchestration platforms, Kubernetes’ open-source nature allows for the flexible deployment of workloads, and the Proact Managed Container Platform is true to that purpose. The architecture provides complete portability for containers, so customers are never tied to Proact’s container environment, avoiding lock-ins that stifle innovation and agility.
“The service includes necessary hardware and software, further reducing the potential investment a customer would have to make if they developed their own platform,” explains Sedihn. “This makes it well suited for organisations that want to try out containers for the first time. It is also a good fit for businesses who have already taken the first steps to becoming cloud-native and want to concentrate on application development rather than managing a container environment.”