The holidays are getting closer and closer and so the year 2018 is coming to an end. With the following year in review we want to take a look back on a very eventful and great year 2018.
Of course, we are also there for you during the holidays – see Opening Hours Christmas / New Year 2018.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
VSHN year in review 2018
2018 was without exaggeration a groundbreaking year for VSHN.
With highly interesting new projects such as the Federal Government’s Linked Data Platform and the GovCMS platform of the Australian Ministry of Finance, reaching the top 10 of the fastest growing ICT companies in Switzerland and last but not least with the award as Rising Star Switzerland in the ISG Provider Lens we have been confirmed again and again this year in our daily work and in our strategy not to do everything ourselves and to automate as much as possible. Also the decision that we focus on the operation of modern hosting platforms and innovative technologies such as Docker, OpenShift and Kubernetes and the close cooperation with partners also seem to pay out.
Through this steady and healthy growth, we were also able to increase our workforce to over 30 employees. Our new VSHNeers in 2018 are: Gabriel, Sandra, Peter B., Bashar, Markus, Tobias N., Christian C., Christian H., Patrik H. and Dimitri.
We regard the daily feedback from our partners and customers as a confirmation of our chosen path so far and at the same time as an incentive to improve even further in the future and to advance the DevOps philosophy. At this point we want to say a big thank you to our VSHNeers, partners and companions. We will continue to develop steadily in the future and not stand still.
But now we are looking forward to the holidays with our families, recover from an intense year and start with new strength into 2019.
Achievements & Awards
The first participation in the Powercoders program for refugees was a complete success: we were able to hire Bashar as fulltime VSHNeer after his internship.
Congratulations to Andrey Brito of the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG, Brazil) for winning the UCC Cloud Challenge 2018 and the CHF 1’000.- APPUiO voucher with his contribution Secure End-to-End Processing of Smart Grid Data.
We are sponsoring the KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019 in Barcelona to support cloud native computing initiatives and open source software.
Partnerships & Memberships
The Container Platform APPUiO will be available on A1 Digital and Exoscale cloud hosting in the future.
In the past few years, Microsoft has transformed itself from a classic Windows and Office provider to a modern cloud provider. The Azure Cloud has become a global hyperscale cloud platform with many interesting features. Red Hat has also recognized this and offers official support from OpenShift to Azure.
KubeCon & CloudNativeCon 2018 North America 2018 in Seattle (report follows)
Our Simon R. and Manuel visited KubeCon & CloudNativeCon North America in December 2018 in Seattle – the report will follow later.
VSHN took part in the DevOpsDays 2018 in Winterthur again this year! As part of the worldwide DevOps movement, it is already held regularly in different countries, and was held in Switzerland for the second time on May 2nd and 3rd 2018.
WEBINAR Moving Applications to the cloud with Docker and Container Technology using DevOps principles
Learn more about containerization and moving your application to the cloud, how VSHN and our Swiss Container Platform APPUiO can help your business. Presenter: Aarno Aukia, CTO and founder of VSHN – The DevOps Company.
General & internal
In September 2018 we already celebrated our 4. birthday! 🙂
In the last twelve months, three VSHNeers enjoyed the birth of their first child, which is why we introduced four weeks of paternity or partner holidays for all.
Past year in review
To the year in review 2017
About VSHN – The DevOps Company
VSHN AG is the leading Swiss partner for DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure while relieving the burden on IT operations.
Since 2014, we are serving more than 1000 servers in 20 different clouds as well as on-premises at customer locations with a total of more than 66’000 services for 300 different customers and partners. We are ISO 27001 certified and work to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information at all times.
With APPUiO.ch, we have created a Red Hat OpenShift based Swiss container platform, where we can offer Managed Services as a PaaS solution (Platform-as-a-Service) on any infrastructure: public, dedicated, private and on-premises.
At VSHN, we believe in openness and transparency, so we let you decide where to store your data (we call this multi-cloud strategy). Either locally in your own data center (on-premise) or at a cloud provider location of your choice. Take a look at our services and learn more about our services and how we can possibly support you. Follow us on Twitter (@vshn_ch and @APPUiO) and don’t miss any news.