Locally owned and operated Catalyst Cloud has become the first and only Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in New Zealand, with certification from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. This follows the company being the first in the country to receive Certification for their public Kubernetes platform in October 2018.
The global CNCF Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program guarantees application portability and assures customers that Kubernetes APIs work as designed. The certification process puts Catalyst Cloud among the front runners of companies worldwide developing emerging international standards for cloud computing and providing a world-class solution to the New Zealand market.
The new certification gives enterprise clients buying Catalyst Cloud's Private Cloud services the confidence they are in safe, expert hands for scaleable deployments. The Certified Kubernetes support, consulting and training Catalyst Cloud provides ensures roll out of new applications is as quick and efficient as possible, with a pre-qualified standard of support for production and operations.
“We’re proud to be the first Kubernetes service provider in New Zealand to join the KCSP Council,” says Managing Director Bruno Lago. “Given our mission to foster a strong cloud native New Zealand we are delighted to have received this additional recognition of our leadership in helping organisations adopt true cloud computing.”
“What makes Kubernetes interesting is how it makes cloud computing more accessible and easier to use. Until now, developers needed a lot of specialist knowledge to use cloud computing infrastructure. With a fully managed Kubernetes platform, developers can focus on their applications.”
As New Zealand’s only Kubernetes Certified Service Provider, Catalyst Cloud joins an international cohort of pre-qualified and vetted service providers with proven deep experience in helping organisations successfully adopt Kubernetes.
In line with its strong commitment to business ethics and social responsibility, Catalyst Cloud has made all the code they developed to create their Kubernetes Service open source to benefit organisations here and worldwide.
“We’re extremely proud to be part of the global open source cloud computing movement,” says Lago. “We strongly believe that open standards and open competition are beneficial for everyone. Customers should stay with cloud computing providers because they are happy with their services, not because they are locked in.”
Catalyst Cloud has three data centres in New Zealand, enabling customers to minimise risk and increase business resiliency through the use of these geographically diverse regions. In July 2019, Catalyst Cloud appointed open source champion Igor Portugal to the new role of Chief Growth Officer.
The Catalyst Kubernetes Service makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes clusters to run containerised applications. This allows for IT teams to fully automate the life-cycle of applications running on the cloud, becoming more agile with their workflows and maximising productivity.