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Lens Is To Kubernetes What Windows Was To MS-DOS


Today Mirantis announced the release of Lens 5, the latest iteration to its widely popular open source Kubernetes IDE (you can check about what’s new in Lens 5 in this interview). We invited Miska Kaipiainen, VP of Engineering, Strategy & Open Source Software at Mirantis, to talk about the evolution, growth and roadmap of Lens. We also talked about how Lens fits into Mirantis’ offerings, especially from a managed-services perspective where users do want some freedom along with some hand holding. “What Lens can do for your Kubernetes is the same thing that Windows did for MS-DOS,” said Kaipiainen.

Guest: Miska Kaipiainen
Company: Mirantis

About the company: Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds. The company provides a public cloud experience on any infrastructure from the data center to the edge. With Lens and Mirantis Container Cloud, Mirantis empowers a new breed of Kubernetes app developers by removing infrastructure and operations complexity and providing one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management with continuous updates.

About the guest: Miska Kaipiainen is the VP Engineering, Strategy & Open Source Software at Mirantis and the principal of Lens, Kubernetes IDE open source project, that is one of the most popular tool among devs and ops to gain complete situational awareness across their Kubernetes clusters and workloads. A serial entrepreneur and cloud native technologist, he has extensive experience in working with high-tech businesses globally.