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Batteries Included

- March 24, 2016 - 0 Comments

If you’ve spent any time on Cisco Cloud blogs at all, you’ve heard about Metapod. It’s our production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises private cloud solution. We engineer it, deploy it, and remotely operate it 24×7 on your behalf. It’s the perfect solution for companies that enjoy the public cloud experience, but need the security and performance advantages of a private cloud environment.

So what could make Metapod better?


Mantl is Cisco’s end-to-end solution for microservices infrastructure.

I’ve never created microservices infrastructure myself (I’m not that kind of girl), but my understanding is not really all that fun.

Apparently it requires pulling together a container orchestrator, a network stack, something to monitor health, some automation and a service discovery solution. You’ve got to figure out how to describe a deployment, where should you run which service, how to connect them together, where to store secrets, and where the logs should go.

I can see how all that would get in the way of the whole “deploy fast, pivot quickly, improve often,” DevOps thing.

And that’s why Cisco has developed Mantl. With Mantl, we’ve taken all the industry standard components you need to deploy a microservices platform, and made them work well together—so you can just focus on building your application. It’s a “batteries included” end-to-end solution for your microservices infrastructure.


You’re in luck. Cisco is hosting a webinar on 4/5 at 8:30 AM (Pacific) to explain how it works and how it’s making application development faster and easier than ever before.

If you’d like to attend, register here:


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