Supergiant will join other containerization experts at AWS re:Invent 2016 in Las Vegas to introduce their new open-source container orchestration system on November 28 – December 2.
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Supergiant is the first production-grade container orchestration system that makes it easy to manage auto-scaling, clustered, stateful datastores.
Supergiant began in 2015 when the team at Qbox.io needed a production-ready, scalable solution for their Hosted Elasticsearch Service. After massive initial internal success, it was refined to easily launch and manage any containerized application. Supergiant solves many huge problems for developers who want to use scalable, distributed databases in a containerized environment.
Built on top of Kubernetes, Supergiant exposes many underlying key features and makes them easy to use as top-layer abstractions. A Supergiant installation can be up and running in minutes, and users can take advantage of automated server management/capacity control, auto-scaling, shareable load balancers, volume management, extensible deployments, and resource monitoring through an effortless user interface.
Supergiant uses a packing algorithm that typically results in 25% lower compute-hour resources. It also enhances predictability, enabling customers with fluctuating resource needs to more fully leverage forward pricing such as AWS Reserved Instances.
Supergiant is available on Github. It is free to download and usable under an Apache 2 license. It currently works with Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, and Open Stack. Google Cloud and Rackspace are next on the roadmap. Supergiant is a member and contributor to The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.