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VSHN announces Kubernetes First strategy

3. May 2021

Zurich, Switzerland, May 3rd 2021.

VSHN – The DevOps Company announces Kubernetes First strategy. While KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 is taking place,  the leading partner for DevOps & container platforms in Switzerland is fully committing to Kubernetes.

VSHN – The DevOps Company gears up for ‘Kubernetes First’ strategy

VSHN is strategically focussing on Kubernetes services. With “Kubernetes First”, the company sets their product & solution strategy on Kubernetes to be at the forefront of technical innovation. This includes cloud native technologies and container platforms and culminates in VSHN’s own Open Source offerings ‘Project Syn’ to run and operate your application and a fleet of Kubernetes clusters as well as ‘K8up’, the Kubernetes backup operator. VSHN manages the infrastructure but does not own any servers or data centers with Kubernetes enabling to standardize both cloud and cloud native onprem.

VSHN is the First Swiss Kubernetes Certified Service Provider

To lay the foundation for Kubernetes First, VSHN has been awarded the first Swiss Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation already in 2019 and has deepened its partnerships with strategic software vendors, cloud providers and hyperscalers such as IBM/Red Hat, SUSE/Rancher, Upbound/Crossplane, GitLab, F5/NGINX, Amazon Web Services AWS, A1/Exoscale and Swisscom.

During KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe 2021, Tobias Brunner is holding a Lightning Talk at the Crossplane Community Day Europe on May 4th 2021.

(also see: Crossplane – The Control-Plane of the future)

VSHN investing heavily in Kubernetes services

In addition to the extended partnerships, VSHN is increasingly hiring and training Kubernetes experts and expanding its managed container platform offering APPUiO.ch in collaboration with Puzzle ITC and also expanding certifications such as ISO 27001, ISAE3402 Type 2 and vendor specific certifications. In total, investments sum-up to a six digit CHF amount for the expansion and development of Kubernetes services.

“Everything is becoming cloud and Kubernetes is the operating system of the cloud. The trick is to focus on what you do best in a highly competitive market and not trying to do everything yourself, such as operating your own data centers. There are already a vast amount of experts for this and we are the experts of running your Kubernetes platform on any cloud or in any data center, as your DevOps partner.”

Says Markus Speth, Co-CEO VSHN and CMO

“Intelligent processes, highly automated infrastructure and microservices are the future and this is what we offer with our Open Source managed service framework Project Syn (syn.tools). With Project Syn, we have laid the foundation for our future Managed Services on top of all Kubernetes platforms. With Crossplane as an integral part of Project Syn, we reach 100% automated self-service provisioning from within Kubernetes. “Run clusters as cattle”: everyone can run a fleet of Kubernetes clusters and contribute to the project. With Kubernetes First, we are focusing for the coming years and continue what we do best.”

Says Tobias Brunner, Co-CEO VSHN and Product Owner.

VSHN offers a DevOps workshop where VSHN experts analyze the current situation and tech stack of your application and offer best practice solutions to move, run and operate your application on Kubernetes in the future.

Existing customer solutions based on virtual machines will continue to be maintained and a migration to a Kubernetes-based solution will be part of the normal platform life-cycle.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN is Switzerland’s leading partner for DevOps, Container & Kubernetes. VSHN (pronounced like “vision”) was founded with the intention to fundamentally shake up the hosting market. As a lean startup, we have focused on operating applications through automation, agility and a continuous improvement process. Completely location-independent and without its own hardware, we operate extensive applications according to the DevOps principle, agile and 24/7 on every infrastructure, so that software developers can concentrate on their business and IT operations are relieved.

VSHN Quick Facts

  • 42 employees
  • 350 partners
  • Operating in 16 clouds
  • Founded 2014
  • 100% self-owned
  • Winner Digital Economy Award 2019

VSHN is the link between business, software development, and IT operations. VSHN supports software developers in making applications automatically testable, deployable and scalable and operating them on any infrastructure. In addition to close and agile cooperation and consulting, we also take over responsibility for the stability of our services, including 24/7 support.

Markus Speth

Markus is VSHN's Co-CEO and a member of the management.

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