Focus On Container Analysis: In a positive move for Docker, CloudLinux has released KuberDock, an platform for service providers to host 70,000-plus Docker applications from Docker Hub for small and mid-sized businesses. KuberDock went into beta in July 2015. Launching KuberDock takes a matter of hours, says CloudLinux CEO Igor Seletskiy, and service providers’ tech requirements differ from enterprise requirements because hosting firms must respond to divergent demands from many small customers. KuberDock’s container orchestration framework, which takes only hours to set up, was built for service providers and supports multi-tenant environments for hosting Docker containers.
The platform allows hosters to boost revenue by extending their hosting environment with software that was previously “unhostable” on shared servers
WHD.global, Rust, Germany, Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 — CloudLinux, the maker of the leading hosting OS powering more than 20 million websites, today announced the launch of the KuberDock platform that allows hosting providers to deploy dockerized applications and offer them to customers in just two hours. The first of its kind, KuberDock is based on Docker containers, and allows hosters to choose from thousands of available dockerized apps to expand their app portfolio. Hosters can upsell add-on applications, offer popular apps from the list of more than 70K options, or allow customers to choose and deploy any of the dockerized applications.
With KuberDock, hosting providers can expand revenues fast:
- Start selling ready-to-use apps available in KuberDock’s catalog of predefined applications, which include applications such as Magento, MongoDB, Redis, SugarCRM (list available here).
- Gain access to and sell any of the 70K+ of Docker apps available within Dockerhub, like search, image galleries, or video streaming apps.
- Create their own comprehensive yet easy-to-deploy application packages by combining components to be sold as a single application. For example, WordPress with elasticsearch, blog software with video streaming apps, or ecommerce software with image galleries.
“We have been adapting new and groundbreaking technologies since our inception 14 years ago, and now KuberDock is a game-changer for us”, said customer PacHosting, based in Hong Kong. “We finally have been able to package and deploy applications within our current infrastructure in a matter of hours. It took us more time to choose which applications will solve our customer’s needs better than to actually deploy them, which is unheard of in this industry.”
KuberDock allows hosting companies to compete with giants like Amazon AWS, Google & Azure offering a wide variety of apps. It also helps them make better use of their infrastructure, as hosting companies now can use Docker container technology to run a lot more apps on the same server, and offer application hosting using Docker format quickly and easily.
“Customers don’t want to run and maintain virtual machines, but they do want to use applications to help them run their businesses, “said Igor Seletskiy, CloudLinux CEO. “With KuberDock, hosters can offer SaaS and PaaS applications to their customers out-of-the-box. We made deployment easy for hosters, and very simple and user friendly for their customers.”
KuberDock’s container orchestration framework was built exclusively for service providers and is out-of-the-box platform supporting multi-tenant environments for hosting Docker containers. It takes only a few hours for the hosting provider to setup KuberDock. KuberDock integrates natively with WHMCS and cPanel, and provides billing & control panel integration API for 3rd party billing systems and custom control panels. KuberDock natively integrates with Ceph for persistent storage and provides secure networking to connect multiple containers across nodes for the customer.
Available for hosting providers for trial or purchase now at www.kuberdock.com.
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. Its flagship product, CloudLinux OS, runs on more than 30,000 production servers today, and is recognized as the best OS for security and efficiency in a shared hosting environment. CloudLinux's fastest growing product, KernelCare, provides automated kernel security updates without reboots for most popular Linux distributions. KuberDock is a platform based on kubernetes and Docker containers that lets hosting providers extend their shared hosting environment with software previously ‘unhostable’ on shared servers. It allows them to choose from thousands of “dockerized” applications and offer to customers within hours.
With more than 4,000 customers and partners, including LiquidWeb and Dell, and more than 80,000 product installations, CloudLinux combines in-depth technical knowledge of hosting, kernel development, and open source with unique client care expertise. Visit www.CloudLinux.comfor more information.