Civo Thrusts Out of Beta Service, Embraces k3s
The UK hosting provider runs a new campaign that allows developers to test their K3s-based service for free.
Civo, a UK-based cloud hosting provider, announced the coming out of beta and embracing the new project in the sandbox level of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, K3s.
This project earned Civo a certification from the CNCF as a Conformant Certified Kubernetes Provider for the integration of the open source k3s tool.
The company amassed $840,000 as part of phase one of their seed round.
The new launch, right out of beta, Civo Kubernetes v1.20, boasts a litany of cluster creation and deployment features.
It is a festival for everyone associated with Civo. There is nothing like a barrage of good news for a startup that was founded in 2015. March/May 2021 is a time that would forever be etched in the memory of the organization. From coming out of beta, getting the CNCF certification, securing an $840,000 fund to boost the organization’s pre-money valuation up to $16,800,000, ensuring that March-April, 2021, remains a time Mark Boost, Andy Jeffries, and the entire Civo team will not be forgetting soon.
The K3s open source tool, a certified Kubernetes distribution built for IoT & edge computing is making Kubernetes simpler and lighter since its creation by Rancher Labs. Further adoption by the CNCF caught the eyes of many seeking to venture into cloud orchestration, even veterans. This tool comes with every detail required to deploy applications on Kubernetes clusters.
K3s is a single binary of less than 40MB with a complete implementation of the Kubernetes API but doesn't include many drivers that can be replaced by add-ons. This makes K3s faster to launch, lighter, and cheaper than the mainstream vanilla Kubernetes.
Civo has taken the initiative and employed it in the Civo Kubernetes v1.20, delivering incredible launch times, developer-focused apps, flexible automation tools, multi-region support, high availability as standard and simple node management.
Two years ago, Civo launched the beta program, #KUBE100, to reach out to the Kubernetes community and take feedback. In that window of time, they recorded testers from 113 different countries, including data scientists, cybersecurity specialists, Kubernetes greenhorns, and specialists, etc., hopped on the bandwagon.
The beta phase, which would eventually see its end in March 2021, wound up stepping stones for the actual project, Civo Kubernetes.
The new launch, Civo Kubernetes v1.20 based on K3s, earned enough acclaim from the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee to accept them as a Conformant Certified Kubernetes provider.
Every small business starts with a goal of competing with the big fish of the industry, and a huge part of that is having the certification to prove you're providing a compatible service,
says Andy Jeffries, CTO of Civo.
Civo, a startup founded on the 30th of April, 2015, is now in the big league, listed amongst names like Amazon Web Services, Azure Kubernetes Service, Alibaba Cloud, Digital Ocean, etc. It has received a massive boost in its endeavors to improve multi-region support. Civo has acquired $840,000 as part of phase one of their seed round, which CEO Mark Boost said would be aimed at providing more data centers in different geographical zones.
Note that the company is offering our community members $250 free credit to try Civo Kubernetes.