A container is a standard unit of software that packages up code and all its dependencies so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. Containerisation decouples the application runtime from the operating system and the hardware infrastructure to create a more consistent and scalable runtime environment.
This adds flexibility into the application’s supporting infrastructure to allow the developers to better focus on development, enable fully automated application and software deployment through CI/CD, and enables system admins to proactively manage the environment.
One open-source proprietary container platform has risen to the top to become the industry de-facto standard -Kubernetes. InfoWorld called it The Triumph of Kubernetes: "It's pretty clear at this point, Kubernetes has won. We know what the future of applications looks like: microservices running in Docker containers on scalable cloud infrastructure."
If the future of infrastructure is the cloud, the future of the operating system would be Kubernetes-based container platform.
In a hybrid, multi-cloud world, businesses want to have a consistent application runtime environment that is independent of its physical infrastructure. They require a platform that supports best practice modern architectures, while still supporting the traditional application workload.
Enterprises desperately need a cloud-neutral yet a cloud-native solution. Their infrastructure does not support the deployment of microservice and serverless architecture, and the infrastructure/license cost of supporting development environments are prohibitive. Service provided by the public cloud providers are proprietary and can not be easily transferred or migrate to another infrastructure.
Leonardo identified the technology shift from VMs to Containers early and took action to upskill our team to participate in this new containerised world.
From the outset, Leonardo deployed OpenShift Container Platform clusters and began developing applications on the platform and wasn’t long before Leonardo’s software development lifecycle displayed significant improvement as the promise of continuous integration and continuous delivery were being realised.
Over the past 5 years, our customers have been enthusiastic to replicate their OpenShift success and endorsed our container platform delivery approach. Leonardo continues at the forefront of OpenShift deployment for enterprises in Australia.
Organizations can have a technology platform endorsed by CNCF as the foundation for modern architecture paradigms. It provides a consistent application runtime independent of its underlying infrastructure or cloud providers. Such a platform supports multiple isolated project environments on-demand in short turn-around time.
To achieve this Leonardo’s team can help enterprises set up a self-service platform governing the process for multi-team and multi-project setup. We can perform proof-of-technology to assist in platform selection - as well as build and customise repeatable deployment of container platforms for multi-cloud and multi-regional deployment.
Our expert platform engineers are among the leading teams in APAC in containerisation deployment.
This includes constructing platform architecture which provides the design for infrastructure, network, security, and application workload view of the platform.
Propose Platform Strategy which provides a recommendation for the organisation to fund and operate their platform team.
Perform Kubernetes-based managed and bespoke platform selection
Design DevOps lifecycle and CI/CD foundation for the required application workloads