Now, millions of Docker Desktop developers can leverage a lightweight Kubernetes cluster based on K0s, which is optimized for development workloads, running in Docker Desktop provided by Lens. Mirantis has announced a partnership with Docker, a provider of cloud-native application development tools, content, and services for developers, to make it easier for Docker Desktop users to start a K0s Kubernetes cluster on the local desktop and use Lens, the leading Kubernetes IDE (integrated development environment) to simplify Kubernetes.
Recently, Docker announced the launch of an extensions API (application programming interface) for Docker Desktop called Docker Extensions that enables partners to extend the applications capabilities with useful capabilities for developers. With this announcement, Mirantis is introducing an extension that brings the simplicity of Lens Kubernetes and the ease of use of K0s and its functionality directly to Docker Desktop users.
Docker Desktop runs on MacOS and Windows machines and is used to build and share containerized applications and microservices.
“This brings together two hugely popular technologies and integrates the functions of Lens for the users of Docker Desktop who are increasingly working in Kubernetes,” said Miska Kaipiainen, vice president of engineering, Mirantis. “It gives them easy access to a Kubernetes cluster while continuing to work within their familiar Docker Desktop.”