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Aruba launches centre of excellence for cloud native development

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Aruba S.p.A has unveiled ArubaKube, developed as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Turin.

Located in Turin, ArubaKube aims “to become a new innovation centre that will attract experts in the sector and be recognised as an Italian reference point for young talent looking to become professionals and pioneers of innovation in this area of the cloud industry.”

ArubaKube aims promote research and development projects in the open-source cloud environment by supporting and providing its expertise, helping to enable solutions that can simplify the management of cloud computing.

It will also focus on the development of open-source projects, with a special focus on the Kubernetes platform.

“Cloud computing increasingly represents a fundamental tool for organisations that, by exploiting its advantages, can implement new business models and increase their competitiveness. Applications must be natively designed and developed to operate in the cloud environment and take full advantage of all its distinctive features. This is why it is essential to invest in continuous research and development of projects and solutions designed and born in the cloud,” said Marco Mangiulli, Administrator and Chief Technology Officer of ArubaKube.

“We are proud to present the birth of this centre of excellence designed to bring together cloud technology with the open source approach, allowing the community to experiment and create open projects and companies to benefit from enterprise-level open source.”

Aruba is also supporting the Liqo project, an open-source solution that allows users to build a “virtual infrastructure” of multi-cloud services.

“Liqo allows Kubernetes to securely consume resources and services available anywhere, dynamically creating virtual clusters that span across multiple real clusters, creating a virtual, homogeneous and scalable continuum, with a model similar to the peer-to-peer internet,” added Fulvio Risso, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Chief Innovation Officer of ArubaKube.

“Each cluster maintains full control of its own infrastructure, deciding what to share, how much and with whom, using specific policies and criteria. Moreover, the project applies the principles of the sharing economy, so it is more efficient and is also optimal in terms of environmental impact.”

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