Hitachi Vantara, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi that focuses on building hardware and software to assistance organizations regulate their info, nowadays announced that it has obtained the property of Containership, one of the previously players in the container ecosystem, which shut down its functions previous Oct.
Containership, which introduced as element of our 2015 Disrupt New York Startup Battlefield, started out as a service that helped companies shift their containerized workloads concerning clouds, but as so quite a few related startups, it then moved on to aim solely on Kubernetes and supporting enterprises manage their Kubernetes infrastructure. Before it identified as it quits, the company’s specialty was handling multi-cloud Kubernetes deployments. The firm was not able to monetize its Kubernetes initiatives swiftly ample, even though, the company mentioned at the time in a weblog write-up that it has now taken out from its web site.
“Containership permits buyers to easily deploy and take care of Kubernetes clusters and containerized apps in community cloud, private cloud, and on-premise environments,” writes Bobby Soni, the COO for digital infrastructure at Hitachi Vantara. “The computer software addresses important cloud native application troubles facing prospects working with Kubernetes this kind of as persistent storage assistance, centralized authentication, entry management, audit logging, continuous deployment, workload portability, expense analysis, autoscaling, upgrades, and a lot more.”
Hitachi Vantara tells me that it is not acquiring any of Containership’s customer contracts or workers and has no plans to retain the Containership brand name. “Our major aim is to create new offerings primarily based on the Containership IP. We do hope to interact with prior clients at the time our new choices become commercially out there,” a company spokesperson explained.
The providers did not disclose the cost of the acquisition. Pittsburgh-centered Containership only raised about $2.6 million considering that it was established in 2014, even though, and things experienced turn into very quiet about the corporation in the final calendar year or two just before its early demise. Chances are then that the cost wasn’t all that higher. Investors consist of Birchmere Ventures, Draper Triangle and Innovation Performs.
Hitachi Vantara claims it will proceed to operate with the Kubernetes neighborhood. Containership was a member of the Cloud Indigenous Computing Foundation. Hitachi never ever was, but after this acquisition, that may possibly adjust.