- Aligning the configuration process helps software teams to integrate new applications quicker, thereby making the software deployment process rapid by 38%.
- Mirantis also plans on deploying Shipa’s software with its Kubernetes Engine, a commercial Kubernetes distribution, based on the technology procured with the 2019 acquisition of Docker Inc.
Mirantis Inc. acquires venture-backed startup, Shipa Inc., which assists developers to integrate software container applications in the production process easily.
Mirantis, while announcing the deal, mentioned that Shipa’s technology will be incorporated into its Lens application, that the company obtained by acquiring Lakend Labs Inc., another startup in 2020. The Lens helps developers to coordinate numerous Kubernetes environments with the help of a single interface. It is used by almost half the enterprises on the Fortune 100 list.
Reportedly, Shipa was acquired for a value ranging from USD 10 to 30 million. Besides, the startup earlier raised USD 3.75M from other investors.
Generally, bigger enterprises deploy their container applications over a number of Kubernetes clusters. Earlier, developers used to specify the configuration of each cluster distinctly. To resolve this, Shipa provides a solution that consolidates the configuration process to save developers time and effort.
The software team, with an aid of this platform, can generate a script that illustrates configurations to be added in containers. The script might demand all containers to encrypt outbound network connections. As a result, instead of independently configuring the settings of each cluster, developers can uniformly apply the script over multiple Kubernetes clusters.
Shipa states that aligning the configuration process helps software teams to integrate new applications quicker, thereby making the software deployment process rapid by 38%. The platform also eases numerous daily tasks of application maintenance.
“Our goal at Shipa, from the beginning, was to give DevOps and platform engineering teams the capability to choose their own underlying tools with a focus on automation to reduce the complexity of the technology infrastructure required by cloud-native applications,” cited Bruno Andrade, Co-founder, and Chief Executive Officer. “Our technology makes deployment and management of applications and updates much easier and faster by letting developers focus on what they do best and not infrastructure,” added Andrade.
Shipa’s technology will be integrated into Mirantis’ Lens application to manage Kubernetes clusters. With the help of the application, administrators can monitor Kubernetes clusters’ performance, instill configuration changes, and troubleshoot technical issues.
Mirantis also plans on deploying Shipa’s software with its Kubernetes Engine, a commercial Kubernetes distribution, based on the technology procured with the 2019 acquisition of Docker Inc.
Adrian Ionel, Co-founder, and CEO at Mirantis, said, “Shipa’s technology puts groundbreaking application discovery, optimization, security and management capabilities in the hands of Lens users. It will help cloud-native software teams move even faster, freeing them to code and innovate.