API Containers Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

OpenShift by Red Hat

OpenShift is a cloud computing platform as a service product from Red Hat. A version for private cloud is named OpenShift Enterprise. The software that runs the service is open-sourced under the name OpenShift Origin, and is available on GitHub. Developers can use Git to deploy web applications in different languages on the platform. OpenShift also supports binary programs that are web applications, so long as they can run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This allows the use of arbitrary languages and frameworks. OpenShift takes care of maintaining the services underlying the application and scaling the application as needed.

Codeship

Codeship is a hosted Continuous Delivery platform. It helps to release software quickly, automatically and multiple times a day. It shortens the development cycles thus reducing the risk of bugs and increasing innovation. It helps software companies developing a better product faster by taking care of the testing and release process. Managing your own continuous deployment system takes time, specialized knowledge, custom solutions and dedicated, on-premise infrastructure. Codeship automates software deployment and all the necessary tasks involved with it.

Azure Container Service

Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open-source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools—Container Service handles everything else.

Azure Container Registry

Azure Container Registry allows you to store images for all types of container deployments including DC/OS, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, and Azure services such as App Service, Batch, Service Fabric, and others. Your DevOps team can manage the configuration of apps isolated from the configuration of the hosting environment.

Werker

Wercker is a continuous delivery platform focusing on changing the way developers build and deploy their applications. This platform was built in order to make developers' lives easier and enabling them to move fast and make things.

nStack

Deploy data-science models to the cloud and build workflows with databases, APIs, and more.

CenturyLink Labs

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The CenturyLink Innovations Lab is the Research and Development arm of CenturyLink. The goal of the Innovations Lab is to keep CenturyLink at the bleeding edge of technological innovation. The main tenets of the Lab are: transparency, foresight and pragmatism. 

Docker

Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

Tutum

Tutum lets developers easily manage and run lightweight, portable, self-sufficient containers from any application. The same container that a developer builds and tests on a laptop can run at scale in Tutum. Their solution offers users the best capabilities and features of IaaS and PaaS, without the shortcomings or disadvantages of either one.

Kubernetes

Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Using the concepts of labels and pods, it groups the containers which make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery.

Apache Karaf

Karaf provides dual polymorphic container and application bootstrapping paradigms to the Enterprise. Focus on your business code and application, Karaf deals with the rest.

Google Cloud Container Builder

Google Cloud Container Builder lets you create Docker container images from application source code located in Google Cloud Storage. Container images created by Container Builder are automatically stored in Google Container Registry. You can deploy the container images you create on Google Container Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine flexible environment or other services where you can run applications from Docker containers.

Google Container Engine

Google Container Engine is a powerful cluster manager and orchestration system for running your Docker containers. Container Engine schedules your containers into the cluster and manages them automatically based on requirements you define (such as CPU and memory). It's built on the open source Kubernetes system, giving you the flexibility to take advantage of on-premises, hybrid, or public cloud infrastructure.

Joyent

Joyent delivers container-native infrastructure, offering organizations high-performance, yet simple public cloud and private cloud software solutions for today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications.

ClusterHQ

Cluster HQ's mission is to make enterprise class redundancy, scalability & business continuity available to every web hosting company in the world. Cluster HQ provides global replication of websites, databases and email and automatic scalability through live-migration. Its innovative new form of hosting transforms commodity infrastructure into co-operative global clusters, responding automatically to failures in seconds. This keeps customers’ data safe and servers load-balanced, even in the face of a total infrastructure melt-down. Cluster HQ fully embrace cloud thinking with our always-on, horizontally scalable, software-HA distributed system, running on commodity hardware and/or cloud infrastructure.

CoreOS Linux

CoreOS is an open-source lightweight operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed for providing infrastructure to clustered deployments, while focusing on automation, ease of applications deployment, security, reliability and scalability. As an operating system, CoreOS provides only the minimal functionality required for deploying applications inside software containers, together with built-in mechanisms for service discovery and configuration sharing.

OpenVZ Containers

OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. 

Panamax Project

An open-source project that makes deploying complex containerized apps as easy as Drag-and-Drop. Panamax is a containerized app creator with an open-source app marketplace hosted in GitHub. Panamax provides a friendly interface for users of Docker, Fleet & CoreOS. With Panamax, you can easily create, share and deploy any containerized app no matter how complex it might be.

Shipyard

Built on the Docker cluster management toolkit Citadel, Shipyard gives you the ability to manage Docker resources including containers, hosts and more. Shipyard differs from other management applications in that it promotes composability. At the core, Shipyard only manages Docker (containers, etc). However, using Extension Images you can add functionality such as application routing and load balancing, centralized logging, deployment and more. You decide which components to use that fit your needs.

Cloudify

With Cloudify, you won’t be locked into a specific cloud provider or one type of cloud; deploy the same application in your own data center or on the cloud of your choice using your favorite automation and configuration management tools. Monitor, manage and scale your application with Cloudify, whatever the topology or technology stack.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. You can simply upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, from capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling to application health monitoring. At the same time, you retain full control over the AWS resources powering your application and can access the underlying resources at any time. There is no additional charge for Elastic Beanstalk - you pay only for the AWS resources needed to store and run your applications.

AWS EC2 Container Registry Service

Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR) is a fully-managed Docker container registry that makes it easy for developers to store, manage, and deploy Docker container images. Amazon ECR is integrated with Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS), simplifying your development to production workflow. Amazon ECR eliminates the need to operate your own container repositories or worry about scaling the underlying infrastructure. Amazon ECR hosts your images in a highly available and scalable architecture, allowing you to reliably deploy containers for your applications. Integration with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) provides resource-level control of each repository. With Amazon ECR, there are no upfront fees or commitments. You pay only for the amount of data you store in your repositories and data transferred to the Internet.

AWS EC2 Container Service

Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon ECS eliminates the need for you to install, operate, and scale your own cluster management infrastructure. With simple API calls, you can launch and stop Docker-enabled applications, query the complete state of your cluster, and access many familiar features like security groups, Elastic Load Balancing, EBS volumes, and IAM roles. You can use Amazon ECS to schedule the placement of containers across your cluster based on your resource needs and availability requirements. You can also integrate your own scheduler or third-party schedulers to meet business or application specific requirements.

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