Interoute integrates its managed global cloud infrastructure with the Rancher management platform to support enterprise digital transformation
The advent of containers has revolutionised the way enterprises can build, and deploy software applications, bringing greater agility, quicker deployment times and lower operational costs. In the past, Enterprise Operations and Infrastructure teams building new applications and software services had to manage all cloud infrastructure building blocks (the virtual server, OS, and application libraries) necessary to create their application development environment. Using a container based approach enterprise developers can now focus on writing applications and deploying the code straight into a container. The container is then deployed across the underling Interoute cloud infrastructure dramatically improving the time to develop and launch new applications and software.
The Interoute Container platform is part of the Interoute Enterprise Digital Platform, a secure global Infrastructure that combines a Software Defined Core Network integrated into a global mesh of 17 cloud zones, to optimise applications and services. Interoute makes it possible for organisations to integrate legacy, third party and digital IT environments onto single, secure, privately-connected global cloud infrastructure, creating the foundation for Enterprise Digital Transformation.
By integrating Rancher software, Interoute is now able to provide access to a full set of orchestration and infrastructure services for containers, enabling users to deploy containers in any of Interoute’s 17 cloud zones across the world. Rancher is an open-source container management platform that makes it simple to deploy and manage containers in production.
Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The integration of Rancher software with Interoute Digital Platform gives developers access to a managed container platform, that sits on a global privately networked cloud, enabling true distributed computing.”
Louise Westoby, VP of Marketing at Rancher Labs added, “We’re thrilled to partner with Interoute and provide users of the Interoute Enterprise Digital Platform with a complete and turn-key container management platform. We look forward to seeing those users accelerate all aspects of their software development pipeline, from writing and testing code to running complex microservices-based applications.”
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com
About Rancher Labs
Rancher Labs builds innovative, open source software for enterprises leveraging containers to accelerate software development and improve IT operations. With infrastructure services management and robust container orchestration, as well as commercially-supported distributions of Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm, the flagship Rancher container management platform allows users to easily manage all aspects of running containers in production, on any infrastructure. For additional information, please visit www.rancher.com.