Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bitnami Announces Skippbox Acquisition

Those of you who follow Bitnami closely may have noticed that Bitnami has been ramping up our development of container-based applications, and, more recently, our efforts to make Kubernetes-based application deployment easier via Helm Charts and the Monocular project.

Thus, it’s probably not a big surprise that we are enthusiastic about the future of containers, and when it comes to orchestration, very excited about the momentum that has built around Kubernetes as the leading solution for running containers in production.

Therefore, we’re happy to announce the acquisition of Skippbox, Ltd.

With the Skippbox acquisition, we’re vastly upgrading our container and Kubernetes expertise.  While much is still in the “stay tuned” category, some immediate announcements include:

  • We’re now offering Kubernetes training, the first session of which will be at KubeCon EU, in Berlin.  For additional information on future training offerings, please check out our new training page.
  • Our new Senior Director of Cloud Technologies, Sebastien Goasguen, will be speaking on “Scheduling Containers with Kubernetes” at the upcoming O’Reilly Velocity Conference, June 21, 2017.
  • Bitnami has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is a perfect fit for our increased investments in containers and Kubernetes.

If you have any questions, we love to hear from you.  In the meantime, stay tuned for more container and Kubernetes developments in the very near future.