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Lens, the Kubernetes IDE, Grows 500% in 2020

Following the acquisition of Lens - the Kubernetes IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in August 2020, Mirantis, the open cloud company, saw exponential growth of the project in fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31) the company announced today.

Lens was released as an open source project in March 2020. That summer, Mirantis acquired the technology with a growing community of 35,000 users and 7,000 stargazers on GitHub, and as one of the top trending open source projects in the cloud-native ecosystem. Today, Lens has more than 180,000 users, a growth of 500%, and more than 14,000 stargazers on GitHub.

"Lens is quickly becoming the de facto Kubernetes integrated development environment (IDE), reducing complexity, and increasing visibility and collaboration," said Miska Kaipiainen, VP Engineering, Strategy & Open Source Software at Mirantis. "Lens makes developers more productive, bringing entire cloud-native technology stacks together."

Lens eliminates the Kubernetes complexity that has hindered mainstream developer adoption since its inception. Lens unlocks situational awareness and enables users to easily manage, develop, debug, monitor, and troubleshoot their workloads across multiple clusters in real time. It supports any certified Kubernetes distribution on any infrastructure, providing freedom of choice for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Lens is a standalone desktop application and works with MacOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

Mirantis recently announced Lens 5, which introduced Lens Spaces -- a centralized cloud-based service integrated with Lens IDE -- that lets teams create collaborative spaces for their cloud-native development needs.

In 2020, Mirantis was recognized as a Top New Developer Tool of 2020 by and was a finalist for 2020 Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets.

Published Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:54 PM by David Marshall
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