KubeCon is just around the corner. Ahead of the show taking place December 10–13, 2018, Canonical has made a number of Kubernetes-related announcements highlighting the Kubernetes’ role for the enterprise developer, across public, private and multi-cloud environments.

Canonical has rolled out MicroK8s, claimed to be a fast and efficient upstream Kubernetes delivered as a single snap package that installs on 42 flavours of Linux.

With a small disk and memory footprint, MicroK8s can help you deploy Kubernetes in seconds, whether on the desktop, the server, an edge cloud, or IoT device. MicroK8s is now available through the Snap Store.

Canonical has partnered with Dell EMC to bring a tested and validated container orchestration solution to market through a reference architecture framework. This joint reference architecture is aimed at helping organisations quickly implement Kubernetes technologies into production.

The partnership brings to market a solution founded upon Dell’s 14th generation of PowerEdge servers and ethernet switches, Canonical’s Charmed Kubernetes, and leveraging Software Defined Storage (Ceph).

Canonical and Supermicro have come up with a joint offering enabling enterprises to accelerate the design and deployment of their Kubernetes stack through an optimised, pre-certified solution.

Jointly developed and tested, the offering combines Canonical’s Charmed Kubernetes and Supermicro’s servers architected to meet an enterprises’ specific infrastructure requirements. By adopting a pre-certified solution, enterprises can deploy a fully optimised Kubernetes stack more economically.

Canonical has announced commercial support for Kubernetes clusters deployed using kubeadm. Companies using kubeadm to deploy Kubernetes in production, development or multi-stage environments, can immediately benefit from enterprise support through Ubuntu Advantage for Kubernetes support on a per-node basis. Support for official Debian packages used with kubeadm is also included.

Whether a new or experienced user of Kubernetes, kubeadm allows you to get Kubernetes running in any Linux environment. Using kubeadm allows for fine-grained exploration of Kubernetes capabilities, and it allows developers and operators to have better visibility into the low-level mechanics of setting up Kubernetes.

Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) is now commercially available and supported on processors and servers based on 64-bit Arm v8-A architecture.

“Compute is moving to a more distributed model and by combining Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes with Arm Neoverse’s scalable technology, we’re enabling the delivery of a high-performing, flexible infrastructure where developers can independently scale components for maximum efficiency,” said Philippe Robin, Director of open source, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm.

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