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Ex VMware, Microsoft and Citrix workers set up application container company

Brandon Butler | Nov. 13, 2015
Start up ContainerX has created a platform for IT operations administrators to centrally manage clusters of application containers.

Kamity is hoping that ContainerX can turn into a central platform for IT ops professionals to manage all of their container workloads – sort of like a vSphere for containers. It will have competition though. Many of the virtual machine management vendors – like VMware, Red Hat and even Amazon Web Services – have rolled out support for containers in their existing management tools. There’s also a whole host of other startups attempting to make similar container management platforms, led by Docker, the company that has been credited with much of the innovation in this budding market thus far.

It’s an emerging market, and one that is still nascent, meaning there is headroom for multiple startups. ContainerX, given its tech all-star backing and PhD-caliber team, could be one of the players to watch. Pricing has not yet been set, but it will be a subscription, freemium model; A beta version of the software will be available soon.


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