Simple is good.

If building a container infrastructure in 2017 you have two choices: Look, but don't touch (and hope it keeps working); or assemble from pieces and have a multi-month project tie up your most valuable people. As something to increase development velocity and decrease operations overhead, this would seem to be less than ideal. Surely it doesn't have to be this hard?

20ft is different

Available either hosted or on-premise with professional support, 20ft prioritises simplicity, security and multi-tenant isolation. As a non-opinionated framework, 20ft presents the basic building blocks of container architecture in their simplest form then steps out of the way - no DSL, no guessing resultant behaviour, just tell it what to do.

20ft acts as a pure compute/storage resource. Deployment is through a light proxy that connects to the resource through a secure tunnel.

The proxy encapsulates all integration and orchestration code hence can be deployed onto a public cloud, within an intranet, on Windows or potentially as part of an IoT device. The network protocol will transparently reconnect a lost connection, even if the proxy reconnects with a different IP.

Development is similarly simplified with the ability to reset both a container and it's filesystem back to their initial state (ideal for automated testing); and with serverless ssh/sftp so an IDE can be directly connected to a running container.

20ft is compatible with Docker containers but uses SmartOS, an open source operating system built specifically for container hosting. A derivative of Open Solaris, it uses the same Zones hypervisor used by the financial and defence industries to isolate and secure their workloads.

Trialling 20ft

Trialling 20ft is simply by deploying the single file application to your workstation or laptop and creating an account with 'tf tiny.20ft.nz your@email.address' then referring to the comprehensive documentation. For more information or queries contact davep@polymath.tech.