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Container as a Service

Accelarate your digital transformation processes with modern and flexible infrastructure

Congratulations on starting your journey with Linux containers! Your team has astutely chosen the development and deployment  framework that provides application portability, agility, and scalability. Installing Docker was the start of your container journey. Now, you're ready to deploy your container-based application at scale with Kubernetes. At this point you're faced with a bewildering array of software vendors, cloud providers, and open source projects that all promise painless, successful Kubernetes deployments. How do you decide where to go from here?

As an official Hosted Rancher partner, GlassHouse can help you through that confusion.

Just as Docker is the best first step in developing container-based applications, GlassHouse Cloud built with Rancher is your logical partner in deploying at scale.

As your partner on this journey,  GlassHouse Cloud built with Rancher Labs  technologies holds true to the open source roots of containers.  Only Rancher provides a residue-free uninstall that leaves your existing Kubernetes infrastructure up and running with no ghosts in the machines. Rancher will be there for you when you need us but can disappear if you decide you don't.

To ensure success with Kubernetes, GlassHouse's Container as a Service platform includes a rich set of capabilities. Knowing you'll need them sooner or later, we've incorporated into our platform the features most requested by our customers. Having these built-in saves you time and money, avoiding the hundreds of hours needed to configure, integrate, troubleshoot, and maintain the multitude of open source projects needed to provide comparable functionality.

Our enterprise-friendly features include a built-in application catalog, integrated monitoring and logging, and superior RBAC. Having these available from the beginning gets you off to a great start as you scale your deployment.
 

Why GlassHouse Container as a Service?

Focus on your core business.

When you and your team negotiate spinning up your first Docker containers, you'll come to realize that running workloads on multiple servers isn't Docker's strength. Instead, Kubernetes is the best tool when it comes to container cluster management:

it runs the right containers at the right time, scales them up and down according to load, deals with hardware or container failure, and manages networking and storage. Choosing Kubernetes for scaling your containerized application is the right call, but the last thing you want is your team wasting time on dissecting the intricacies of the different Kubernetes hosting options. Ideally, you want to find a partner with expertise across all platform types who can guide you.

This allows your DevOps and application development teams to focus on more pertinent questions and tasks that create value. For example, which features should be in this sprint? How should they architect the software to bring unique value? Which database technology should they choose for different application components?

You may have seen Google's Kelsey Hightower explain the steps involved in his well-known tutorial-Kubernetes, the Hard Way. If so, you have an appreciation of the difficulties involved. While there are scripts and automation tools like kops, kubo and kubespray, some are limited in their support of different platforms, and none provide post-installation cluster management.

GlassHouse Cloud CaaS frees up your team to focus on your organization's core business application rather than on IT infrastructure. Using our cloud will also allow you to eliminate the upfront expense of setting up and managing a datacenter and use your CAPEX for your core business.

Enterprise grade infrastructure.

As an official Dell Technologies Cloud Service Provider and Hosted Rancher Service Provider we built our CaaS platform with state-of-the-art infrastructure technologies. On our platform, you can rest assured that industry best practices were followed and your workloads are secure.

Business continuity is in GlassHouse's DNA.

We started as a databack up and business continuity service company in 2004. We know what it takes to secure ongoing operations. Achieving high availability and business continuity is a challenge for most organizations, since it requires a significant amount of technology and staff. GlassHouse has been building enterprise IT services for the last 16 years.   With the GlassHouse Cloud Proactive Support Center, we have built a world class 24/7/365 monitoring  and support capability,  and we are ready to start supporting your business, now.

Innovate rapidly with GlassHouse.

On GlassHouse's CaaS platform you do not need to put your ideas on hold, as you wait for hardware to be deployed. Our computing infrastructure is available and can be ready in minutes or hours, rather than the days or weeks it could take to set up internally.

Increase stability, reliability, and supportability.

GlassHouse specializes in running Enterprise IT. When you are on our platform there's no need to maintain and upgrade software and hardware or troubleshoot equipment problems. GlassHouse's team takes care of all that so that you can focus on your own business.

Better security.

GlassHouse Cloud was built with the Enterprise in mind. We can provide security for your applications and data that may be better than what you can attain in-house.

 

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