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VA Linux becomes "Kubernetes Certified Service Provider" and joins CNCF as a silver member
~ Strengthening Linux/OSS Professional Services with the failure analysis service of Kubernetes ~

March 11, 2019
VA Linux Systems Japan K.K.

Tokyo, March 11, 2019 - VA LINUX SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K. (Head Office: Koto-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Tetsuro Yogo) is pleased to announce that it is becoming a member of "Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)" and joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and The Linux Foundation (LF) as a silver member. Along with becoming KCSP, the failure analysis service concerning Kubernetes has begun.

KCSP is a certified program started by CNCF that ensures the reliability of operators that provide support, consulting and training pertaining to Kubernetes, and it’s necessary to go through a strict certification procedure set by CNCF such as by having a technician with a Certified Kubernetes Administrator etc., in order to becoming KCSP.

Based on the trends of the IT industry and changes in the proposal consulted by customers, we position container technology as one of the important platforms, and in order to expand service, making use of our core competence of high technical strength, knowledge and experience with Linux Kernel as well as infrastructure OSS to upper layers including middleware, we’ve provided services related to Docker (development, failure analysis) since July, 2017 and Kubernetes (development, consultation , training) since August, 2018.

By adding Kubernetes to the failure analysis service, "VAQuest" in time with becoming KCSP, we provide a high-quality and well-trusted service in cooperation with the technical support of OpenStack and other related technologies for a wide range of OSS.

The content of Kubernetes’ failure analysis service is listed below. For other related service of Kubernetes, please refer to the following website. (https://www.valinux.co.jp/english/services/oss/kubernetes/)

【VAQuest: Kubernetes Failure Analysis service】

  • Failure Analysis
    Log analysis
    - Source code analysis
    - Fault isolation
    - Proposal of workaround methods
    - Offering bug-fixing patches
    ※System and application development are not applicable. We provide through development service.

  • Performance and bottleneck analysis
    - A simple performance analysis
    - Detailed analysis

  • Specification Investigation / Confirmation
    - Documentary research
    - Source code research

  • Advisory
    - A debrief meeting on failure
    - OSS training
    - Information exchange meeting

  • Price
    500,000 JPY/month~

With becoming a member of LF and CNCF as well as KCSP, we will continue to strengthen the organizational structure to provide a high-quality technical support for customers by expanding the container technology and cloud computing-related services while promoting the development of OSS itself and community activities.

We’ve received comments as follows.

"CNCF is excited to have VA Linux as a new silver member and a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)," said Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The growth of Kubernetes and cloud native in the Japanese market continues to increase and it is important to have high quality technical support for Kubernetes available there.”

Yoshiya Eto, Fellow, The Linux Foundation

"I am pleased to have VA Linux as a new silver member of both The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. I would like to congratulate them on becoming a member of the Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP). I expect VA Linux to contribute to the growth of Kubernetes in the Japanese Market by using deep knowledge and extensive experience on Open Source."

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open-source platform for automating the deployment, scaling and operational management of containerized applications.

What is Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) ?

It is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Linux Foundation, promoting the technical development of a cloud-native OSS including Kubernetes.

■ About VA Linux System Japan K.K.
VA Linux System Japan K.K. (hereinafter referred to as "VA Linux") is a company that provides technical consulting, entrusted development, integration and software solutions for OS in all areas and OSS used in a wide range of business fields, based on the advanced technological skills and experience.
Founded in September 2000, VA Linux has been growing as a core company leading the Linux and open-source industry based on the Linux kernel and the world-class level of technological capabilities related to virtualization and playing a leading role for promoting open-source solutions as a SCSK corporate group. For more information, please visit https://www.valinux.co.jp/.
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