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How Linevast launched upCUBE.io Docker hosting

How Linevast launched upCUBE.io Docker hosting

Docker is the rock star of today’s Enterprise, but it has been an uphill battle for hosting companies to be able to launch hosting of Docker containers. Until now. Here is what Linevast team did to scale their business.

Docker allows developers to package and run applications with all of its dependencies as a lightweight container. Since the container consists of everything that an application needs to run - anything that can be installed on a server, code, system tools and libraries - it will always run as desired regardless of the environment it’s running in. This is the main premise of containers, and of course, Docker is the shining star.

Unfortunately, deploying Docker hosting was way too hard. For starters, Docker requires serious technical skills to deploy and manage. It does not have a user interface and requires command line operation. Lack of control panel not only makes it hard for service providers to setup and manage the service, it also means there is no way they can let users buy what they want, and be billed for what they use. Hosting providers were able to sell Docker container hosting but only to anyone who needs pure Docker and only to a highly technical person who is able to manage it through the CLI.

So, how did Linevast’s team, under the guidance of Valentin Kupper, launched upCUBE.io Docker hosting – with all its bells and whistles of a beautiful interface and instantaneous provisioning and scalability? Using the KuberDock platform of course. It helps hosting companies like Linevast take advantage of Docker. It allows them not only to run an advanced Docker hosting infrastructure, but to also run different types of applications.

upCUBE.io deployed KuberDock 2 months ago and it offers to their customers a fully scalable Docker environment. upCUBE.io focuses on the needs of customers looking for agile development and application deployment. It allows those customers to choose the resources they need and deploy containers for hosting any of the desired containerized applications.

With its flexible usage-based billing system, customers only pay for what they actually use as their container environment scale with their project. If they need more power, they can order up to 10 power units called “kubes”, which can be bundled. Each kube is the equivalent of CPU-Power and 512MB RAM. Customers can deploy an unlimited amount of containers within their kubes.

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KuberDock gives a powerful and simple interface for upCUBE.io’s administrators to easily manage hosted environments, and for their customers to deploy services and scale resources in seconds.

upCUBE.io customers can use DockerHub to access any application from the 100K+ available, or create their own private repository and mount it to their environment.

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upCUBE.io service offering is fully integrated with WHMCS billing system. (KuberDock takes care of billing by providing a powerful API to integrate with control panels and billing systems as well as out-of-the-box integration with Plesk, DirectAdmin, cPanel and WHMCS).

upCUBE.io has integrated KuberDock with Ceph for persistent storage. It provides secure networking to connect multiple containers across nodes for the customers.

In the nutshell, upCUBE.io offers the following to their customers:

  • Scalable Docker hosting environment
  • Ability to launch the environment and applications within seconds
  • Access to over 100K Dockerized applications through DockerHub
  • Visual and feature-rich UI, with real-time monitoring
  • Persistent storage for unprecedented flexibility to storing data
  • A CLI for those who prefer to manage containers by using their terminal
  • Top of the line redundant, load-balanced infrastructure
  • 24/7 technical support

As Valentin Küpper, the CEO of upCUBE.io, told us, they focus on a hassle-free deployment of docker containers. Their product is designed for developers and end-users, and upCUBE.io ensures that everyone can easily manage their containers with just a few clicks. Don’t waste your time on server administration. Just deploy your container on upCUBE.io and save your time for important tasks.

Currently, the service is in its beta stage and is showing great adoption with more than 25 new beta customers signing up every day. Customers can request a free trial/beta by writing to support [at] upCUBE.io, and the team is planning to deploy an automated shopping cart shortly.

Feel free to download the KuberDock trial, and don’t forget to check out upCUBE.io and see how they deployed Docker hosting to their customers.

 

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