VSHN is the first Swiss Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)

15. Jan 2019

We are very pleased to announce that VSHN is the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in Switzerland.

What does Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) mean?

The KCSP program is run by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in partnership with the Linux Foundation and honors service providers with extensive experience in the successful deployment of Kubernetes in the enterprise environment. KCSP partners provide support, advice and professional services, as well as training for organizations looking for container solutions.
The KCSP program ensures that businesses get the support they need to deliver new applications faster and more efficiently, and find a reliable and proven partner to support their production and operational needs.

Requirements for the KCSP program

To be admitted for the KCSP program, you must have at least 3 employees who have successfully passed the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam, employ a business model which supports enterprise end users and you have to be a CNCF member.
More information about the requirements of the KCSP program can be found here.

VSHN is the first KCSP in Switzerland

As the only KCSP headquartered in Switzerland, VSHN collaborates with international partners and the CNCF to create a strong and vibrant Kubernetes culture and promote the Cloud Native community.
As a KCSP, VSHN demonstrates advanced know-how within container technology and the architecture and management of cloud native platforms to enhance Enterprise DevOps workflows.
For various reasons, containers have taken the IT world by storm, and Kubernetes is the de facto standard for automating the deployment, scaling, and management of container applications. As one of the most active open source projects, the usage and deployment of Kubernetes is currently reaching unprecedented heights and creating a high demand for specialists who can assist companies with expert knowledge.
KCSP is a confirmation of VSHN’s commitment to contributing to the success of Kubernetes as an open source technology and to supporting the growing community.

Tobias Brunner, our Head of DevOps & Partner says:

“We are very pleased to be a partner in the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Computing ecosystem and to officially become the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in Switzerland. VSHN will continue to promote the distribution of Kubernetes by supporting companies in their cloud and container journey and together unleash the full potential of Kubernetes.”

If you want to learn more about Kubernetes, Kubernetes distributions and the difference between Kubernetes and OpenShift, we recommend our article “What is a Kubernetes distribution and what are the differences between Kubernetes and OpenShift?“.

Support of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Among other things, VSHN supports the CNCF by organizing the Cloud Native Computing Meetups in Zurich. The dates for the next Meetups and other events can be found here.

VSHN sponsors KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019 in Barcelona

Additionally, we support the CNCF through sponsoring the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019 in Barcelona.

Do you also want to attend KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019?

As a CNCF member we can offer you a 20% discount on the official ticket price – simply contact us via the contact form below and we will send you a discount code.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN AG is the leading Swiss partner for DevOpsDockerKubernetesOpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure while relieving the burden on IT operations.
Since 2014, we are serving more than 1000 servers in 20 different clouds as well as on-premises at customer locations with a total of more than 66’000 services for 300 different customers and partners. We are ISO 27001 certified and work to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information at all times.
With, we have created a Red Hat OpenShift based Swiss container platform, where we can offer Managed Services as a PaaS solution (Platform-as-a-Service) on any infrastructure: public, dedicated, private and on-premises.
At VSHN, we believe in openness and transparency, so we let you decide where to store your data (we call this multi-cloud strategy). Either locally in your own data center (on-premise) or at a cloud provider location of your choice. Take a look at our services and learn more about our services and how we can possibly support you. Follow us on Twitter (@vshn_ch and @APPUiO) and don’t miss any news.

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