Claranet gains recognition as a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider, confirming company’s containerisation expertise

New certification adds further capabilities to MSP’s integrated service offering

Claranet has been officially named as a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP), in recognition of the company’s successful track record in assisting enterprises in adopting containerisation software. This latest certification underlines Claranet’s commitment to helping customers at every step of their IT evolution, as well as its passion for embracing rapidly growing technologies.

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating the deployment, scaling and management of containerised applications. With more and more IT teams now turning to containers to help them easily manage an array of applications across both cloud and on-premise systems, becoming a KCSP complements Claranet’s commitment to enabling organisations to embrace the cloud without being locked into long-term contracts with a single provider.

Ian Furness, Hosting Services Director at Claranet UK, said:

Becoming a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider is a hugely positive endorsement of the work we have been doing in the container's space. Containerisation has the power to dramatically increase agility and efficiency in the IT department, by eliminating many of the compatibility problems that businesses encounter when trying to manage applications and data across a mixture of cloud, on-premise and legacy infrastructure."

Core to the Claranet philosophy is ensuring our proficiency covers the entirety of the IT spectrum. This is encapsulated by us holding the highest level of certification for delivering managed services on all of the ‘big three’ public cloud providers – AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. The Kubernetes certification marks our latest achievement in this area: making sure that businesses of all sizes have rapid access to IT expertise and services that they may not have in-house. At the same time, being a KCSP further underlines our focus on making cloud adoption as flexible as possible for organisations, by eliminating vendor lock-in and opening businesses to a wider range of cloud options.”

Furness also believes that attaining KCSP status illustrates the leading role that MSPs can play in taking the burden of containerisation away from businesses, and freeing up IT staff and key decision-makers to focus on innovation and wider business objectives.

Leveraging containers has huge potential to relieve IT teams of the complex challenges of managing rapidly evolving infrastructure. However, implementing containerisation in the right way takes time and effort, which a stretched IT team may not be able to provide internally. By outsourcing this responsibility to trusted third parties, IT staff can free up their time for more innovative projects and focus on driving the business forward."