Supergiant will join other containerization experts at LinuxCon and ContainerCon in Toronto to introduce their new open-source container orchestration system on August 22 – 24. LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. ContainerCon expands upon the Linux Foundation’s success in Linux by bringing together leaders in the development and deployment of containers, the Linux kernel, to continue to innovate on the delivery of open source infrastructure.
By co-locating with LinuxCon, ContainerCon will bring together a diverse range of experts from cloud computing and Linux to offer a general technical conference that is open to everyone; creating a place where companies on the leading edge can network with users and developers to advance computing.
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. Google Cloud, Rackspace, and Openstack are next on the roadmap. Supergiant is a member and contributor to The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.