Bitnami has become a popular option for companies looking to add access to the Kubeless serverless framework. The latest to the join the ranks is StackPointCloud, which added the option to the Stackpoint.io framework.
The bolstered platform merges management of Kubernetes from the Stackpoint.io framework with Bitnami’s Kubeless serverless architecture. Kubeless provides a function-as-a-service (FaaS) solution that runs on top of a Kubernetes cluster.
Combined, cloud infrastructure can be scaled on-demand along with the serverless function needs. This is designed to reduce the computing footprint and costs associated with running applications in the cloud.
StackPointCloud CEO Matt Baldwin said the platform is targeted at easing microservice management for developers and engineers.
“Those positions already have too much on their plates and really can’t take on anything additional,” Baldwin said. “We try to make it easy so that you don’t need any new documentation. This should be so intuitive that you don’t need to really know anything else.”
StackPointCloud has a history in the Kubernetes space, with Baldwin noting the company has been working with the container management product for two years.
Stackpoint.io can manage Kubernetes deployments across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and DigitalOcean. StackPointCloud said more than 6,000 Kubernetes clusters have been built using the management platform.
“We are trying to be the Switzerland of public cloud providers,” Baldwin said. “We want to add serverless to the mix in a way that continues that mission, and makes it as easy as possible for those developers.”
Bitnami leads the Kubeless native serverless framework. A serverless architecture is similar to containers, and designed to reduce the amount of overhead associated with offering services in the cloud. This includes the ability for a cloud provider to dynamically manage server resources.
“This deal is really about getting developers up and running on managing Kubernetes and Kubeless as quickly as possible,” Baldwin said. “It’s about finding out how this works inside of their current code to allow for the easiest way to enable management.”
Baldwin did explain that it was still early in the process, though he does not expect broader adoption of Kubernetes or serverless until at least next year.
“We are just now at the tipping point of people going into [proof of concepts] with Kubernetes,” Baldwin said. “2018 is when we are going to see more people move into production.”
The StackPointCloud news follows on the heels of Serverless.com developing a plugin for the Bitnami-helmed Kubeless framework. The package provides a Kubernetes-native platform supported by the Serverless toolkit.