Kiratech is a company that has been providing advice, training and tools for helping companies in the digital transformation process for fifteen years, moving on topics such as multicloud, big data or security. In its evolution it has been increasingly close to partnerships with realities operating in the world of container, native cloud and Kubernetes.

Particular attention to native cloud technologies is linked to their ability to support companies in creating and running scalable applications in modern and dynamic environments such as public and private clouds.

It is in this context that the company announces that it has signed a partnership with Hashicorp, specialized in multicloud infrastructure automation software, which offers infrastructure as a code for providing, managing and compliance with any cloud

Kiratech will become the reference dealer of the Hashicorp solutions for the Italian enterprise market, developing delivery and maintenance projects as well as starting training activities dedicated to these platforms.

We interviewed Giulio Covassi, CEO of Kiratech, to talk about the historical moment seen in multicloud, Kubernetes, DevOps.

What does it mean today to automate multicloud infrastructure? What existing and incremental elements should be taken into account?

Automate multi-cloud infrastructure today means effectively coordinating and managing different hybrid workloads and workflows, as well as integrating DevOps processes that contribute to the innovation of application development. Automation allows you to have a data, application and infrastructure orchestration in different cloud environments. A company that decides to automate multi-cloud infrastructure will see better planning of internal processes, workflows, putting applications into production and will therefore be able to provide digital services more quickly and reliably.

Kiratech is able to help companies that are facing this issue through their professional services and through the proposition of innovative solutions: the recently close partnership with Hashicorp is strategic in this sense, as the Terraform solution is able to

Not only that, applications in multi-cloud environments today see more and more container use, and related clusters distributed on a large scale need orchestration. To meet this need, the major public cloud providers offer services for the use and orchestration of containers and microservices, including Kubernetes. Kiratech, also being Silver Member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Linux Foundation, specializes in this technology and offers enterprise professional services for the creation and implementation of Kubernetes clusters and the

We are talking about infrastructure as a code: how should it be used, which companies are needed?

The Infrastructure as a Code is of interest to companies that operate large-scale distributed infrastructure and systems, native cloud applications and service-based architectures. This practice, which allows you to configure the infrastructure as if it were programming software, simplifies provisioning and management of infrastructure configurations, resulting in time savings, as well as standardizing workflows between different infrastructure providers using a common syntax

Summing up the benefits of this practice, the IaaC helps IT teams avoid inconsistencies in cloud deployment, allows to increase developer productivity and reduce costs.

Using the Infrastructure as a Code, you create an increasingly less net boundary between the modes of development and operation, so between the code with which applications are executed and the one that configures infrastructures, and that’s where we can insert The latter is a further area of excellence of Kiratech, which with its professional services, training offering, resale of the best solutions and managed services (MSP) is able to accompany companies on this journey towards Digital Transformation.

What professional services can be created on Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is a disruptive technology, used by many companies in the world, including some of the most innovative ones such as Netflix, Uber, Spotify, which have seen in it numerous advantages for a strengthening of digital business.

We talk about benefits such as greater resource efficiency, thanks to the division of application into many small pieces and the execution of the workload on the resources actually needed, resulting in lower development costs, as well as use of less time and money to support larger and more complex projects. Other advantages are the reduction of risks and errors in the application development process and the reduction of time-to-market for product release, the increase in the quality of the software developed, the use of an open source solution, which gives access to the support, Basic aspects are also such as portability on the hybrid and multi-cloud, which in addition to bringing the benefits of scalability allows to avoid the vendor lock-in, and finally the insertion of the Kubernetes solution as an integral part of the offer of the main

Companies often need to be joined by a partner specialized in the use of Kubernetes technology, which supports them with professional value-added services such as the implementation of the containerization of applications and the creation of microservices, the creation and implementation of cl Kiratech is able to support enterprise customers with these services and throughout the entire life cycle of a native cloud process.

In addition to this we have a wide range of training among the most complete and quality in the Italian and Swiss panorama, which includes training on the introduction to containers, introduction to Kubernetes, Kubernetes Administration Training official Linux Foundation LFS458) and Kubernetes security. For the implementation of the container orchestration with Kubernetes we are also able to provide a co-managed service MSP.

How do companies build skills on cloud, DevOps and security?

Skills are acquired through direct experience and training. Specifically, in these three areas, where innovation is on the agenda, it is very important to keep up with the knowledge of the latest technologies and the most effective practices and methodologies that guide a company towards digital transformation. This allows companies to be always one step ahead of the competition by making IT a key business driver.

But in all this we must consider the technologies adopted in the past. And this is where Kiratech intervenes: not only do we accompany the customer throughout the life cycle of a Native Cloud project, but thanks to our fifteen-year experience we are able to make the transition to the new technological era easier. We think of three technological eras in commercial computing, where the first is that of the mainframe, since 1950, the second with open systems and virtualization, since 1995, and the third with the native cloud approach from 2008: Kiratech

We also remember that in 2012 we were among the first in Italy to adopt the DevOps methodology in the Enterprise field, then we became the first Docker partner in Italy, among the first in the world, so we have almost ten years experience on native cloud projects. And let’s not forget that Kiratech always has a look at the near future. From machine learning to IoT to artificial intelligence. And we are preparing the ground for ferrying companies in this next era.

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