Civo makes a PaaS

Containers are a massive element of cloud.

We know this core truism underlines much of the way the as-a-Service model of computing, analytics and storage is developing.

Positioning itself as the only pure-play cloud-native service provider with a specific dedication to Kubernetes, Civo has used its Civo Navigate 2023 event held in Tampa, Florida this week to announce its new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. 

The move to PaaS status – perhaps obviously – is intended to give users a chance to adopt a more flexible and scalable framework for running and developing applications in the cloud.

Known quite simply as Civo Platform, this technology is described as being built with simplicity in mind to allow developers to deploy a scalable and secure infrastructure with just a few steps. 

The company says it has built the offering to fully integrate into a firm’s cloud journey, with the ability to easily switch from PaaS into a fully-fledged managed Kubernetes service.

Switch in a click

How hard is that switch?

It can be done with just ‘a click of a button’ says Civo.

For a start-up, this would allow them to quickly get going with a simple and easy PaaS, that when they reach the right stage of growth, can transform into a fully featured Kubernetes service.

According to Civo CEO Mark Boost, security is at the heart of Civo Platform. 

“It includes a ‘Software Bill of Materials’ (SBOM) tool, allowing users to produce a verified record of all components within a software product. The SBOM has become a vital way for businesses to verify the security credentials behind the development of a piece of software,” notes Boost and team.

Drop the SBOM 

Recent US government actions, notably Executive Order 14028, mandated an SBOM for any work with the US federal government. According to Gartner, by 2025, 60% of organisations building or procuring critical infrastructure software will mandate and standardize SBOMs in their software engineering practice.

“Too often developers outgrow their PaaS provider,” said CEO Boost. “We want to be there to grow with businesses, ready to support their changing development needs as they scale up. Developers don’t want complexity: they want an affordable, flexible and customisable approach to PaaS that lets them focus on innovating for the business.”

Boost used his keynote appearance at Civo Boost to resonate just how proud he and the team are about their platform’s security focus. There is much to follow at Civo and the firm is one of the key Kubernetes-focused cloud players making big moves right now.

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