Karbon Platform Services builds on the core Kubernetes lifecycle management capabilities initially introduced with Karbon as an integrated component of the Nutanix HCI software. The new offering brings automated, system-managed security and multi-tenancy to run a wide range of microservices-based applications across multiple cloud infrastructures.
“IT resources are the engines that power digital enterprises. But as a company scales, adopts hybrid cloud, and manages an increasing number of applications, supporting engineering needs can be challenging for IT. With Karbon Platform Services, we aim to simplify application development and orchestration while streamlining the relationship between IT and development teams to support our customers’ DevOps strategies,” said Rajiv Mirani, CTO at Nutanix.
The new services include managed Kubernetes (K8s-aaS), Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), serverless Functions, AI, message bus, ingress, service mesh, observability, and security services. With Karbon, the cloud computing company promises a PaaS offering that enables rapid development and deployment of applications ranging from simple stateful containerized applications to complex web-scale applications.
Simultaneously, Nutanix also announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will enable both companies to deliver a hybrid solution with seamless application, data, and license mobility as well as unified management across on-premises and Azure environments, using Nutanix Clusters on Azure.
“Many companies face complexities when managing hybrid cloud environments across private and public clouds. We are excited to collaborate with Nutanix to give customers flexibility and a seamless experience with hybrid Nutanix and Azure solutions,” said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and AI, at Microsoft Corporation.
About a month ago, Nutanix announced the general availability of its hybrid cloud infrastructure Nutanix Clusters on AWS, enabling application migration and unified operations across clouds. Its integration with AWS is expected to extend the capabilities of all Nutanix products and services, as well as bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on the AWS platform.