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Capital One Launches Critical Stack Enterprise Container Orchestration Platform Beta 

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 21, 2017 -- Capital One Financial Corp. today announced the beta release of Critical Stack, a container orchestration platform designed to help enterprises adopt containerized infrastructure at scale in the cloud.

The use of containers and microservices is on the rise as more organizations recognize the automation, speed and cost savings benefits of modern computing infrastructure. A recent Gartner report predicted that by 2020, more than 50 percent of global enterprises will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 20 percent today.

For large enterprises, especially those in highly regulated industries, security and compliance considerations are paramount. Critical Stack, powered by Capital One, was designed to help enterprises more fully automate compliance and security controls, as well as orchestrate streamlined deployment and configuration of apps and infrastructure in the cloud.

“With Critical Stack, our goal is to help more organizations take advantage of the benefits of containerized infrastructure without sacrificing security, compliance, and simplicity,” said Liam Randall, co-founder of Critical Stack Inc, who joined Capital One through an acquisition in 2016. “At Capital One, we have standardized on microservices and containerization in the cloud and recognize the needs that large enterprises face as they modernize their computing infrastructure. We believe that Critical Stack will help other companies adopt containers at scale.”

Critical Stack is a standalone container orchestration platform that is compatible with open source container management systems such as Google’s Kubernetes.

“What Critical Stack means to the enterprise is that the application is the first-class citizen,” said Dustin Webber, co-founder and CTO of Critical Stack. “Critical Stack is designed to empower developers to spend less time setting up and operating container infrastructure and more time solving the hard problems that really matter.”

As the first U.S. bank to move its core processing to the public cloud, Capital One has adopted a cloud-first approach to software development, as well as standardizing on RESTful APIs, microservices, and containerization in the cloud.

More information about Critical Stack and how to sign up for the beta is available at

Source: Capitol One

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