Mirantis has acquired the Santa Clara, California-based Shipa to add automated application discovery, operations, security, and observability to the Lens Kubernetes Platform. Shipa’s technology brings application intelligence and awareness to Lens, making it easy and simple for Kubernetes app owners to run, optimize, secure, and support their apps anywhere.

Shipa co-founders Bruno Andrade and vice president of engineering Vivek Pandey will join Mirantis along with the rest of the Shipa team.

With minimal effort, users can see how their apps and microservices are deployed, along with a graphical view of network connections and maps of application dependencies. Moreover, users can create and share run books tuned to their needs building on a library of certified templates for a variety of use cases and security requirements.

Shipa, like Lens, reduces complexity – shielding developers from having to know the intricacies of Kubernetes – helping to deliver and manage applications faster while improving security and governance, as well as making updates easier. Mirantis and Shipa engineering teams are working on an integration with Lens Desktop with plans for March availability.

The integration with Lens provides visibility into applications with security policies applied consistently from CI/CD or GitOps pipelines. In addition, Shipa will be integrated with Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (MKE), the container orchestration platform for developing and running modern applications at scale, on private clouds, public clouds, and on bare metal.

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