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Portainer.io Launches Portainer Business Edition, Bringing Simplified Container Management Platform to Enterprise Scale

Auckland, New Zealand, December 10th, 2020 – New Zealand-based Portainer.io, creator of open source tools to easily manage containers, has launched Portainer Business, which adds premium business-critical features to its container management platform. https://youtu.be/YiNyx_qhUOQ Growing to 500,000 open source users in just two years, Portainer.io is anticipating rapid uptake of its business offering, particularly given the recent introduction of support for Kubernetes. Portainer Business is built on top of Portainer.io’s beloved open source platform, which simplifies container management and orchestration without compromising functionality. Portainer Business serves the CIO and CISO community by offering the enhanced control and security needed to run Portainer in corporate Kubernetes, Docker, and Edge environments. The new product also incorporates the rigorous pre-release testing and comprehensive support business users need for an annual license fee, while continuing to decrease complexity and humanize container management. Complexity and security are two of the top challenges facing teams deploying containers, according to CNCF data. Portainer Business solves both.  “We are thrilled to launch Portainer Business today because it will enable Portainer.io to remain true to our open source roots,” said Portainer.io CEO and Co-Founder Neil Cresswell. “We are a small team with big ambitions for our open source software and we want to be able to continue to innovate and respond to development requests from our community. With Portainer Business, we can meet the needs of commercial users in a sustainable way while continuing to fund Portainer’s open source Community Edition.” Portainer.io is well-equipped to support a proven model of offering both paid and open source versions of its product. The Portainer.io team is spread across four continents and covers every time zone and multiple languages. As Portainer Business gains traction, the company will grow its support footprint further and work with partners to amplify its uptake. By volume of users, Portainer.io is already one of the most successful software ventures to come out of New Zealand. Earlier in the year, the company attracted an initial seed funding round of US$1.2 million to fast-track its growth plans and is looking to rapidly convert its open source success into global revenue generation. Portainer Business is launching with more than 800 users already onboard and a backlog of 250 self-identified early adopters waiting to get their hands on its software. About Portainer.io Portainer.io was born in 2017 from founders Neil Cresswell and Anthony Lapenna’s own struggle to learn Docker, with the vision to create a simple GUI-based tool to manage Docker – regardless of whether it was deployed standalone, in a cluster, on-premise, at the edge or in the cloud.  In August 2020, the project was expanded to include support for Kubernetes and Azure ACI as well as retaining full support for Docker & Docker Swarm. Portainer Community Edition currently has over 500,000 global users. Portainer Business is the first business product Portainer.io has offered in its quest to humanize container management and orchestration. The team most recently raised a $1.8M NZD/$1.2M USD seed round in August of 2020.

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New Zealand’s Newest Online Job Portal Goes Live

Recruit.nz launches innovative employment site that connects local job seekers and employers New Zealand, (December 01, 2020) Recruit.nz, New Zealand’s newest and most innovative online job portal has just launched and is already connecting job seekers and employers. What makes Recruit.nz attractive is It is smarter, easier and affordable for everyone to use for both job seekers and employers. Recruit.nz set out to deliver a premium service that is accessible to job seekers and businesses of all sizes. Premium features come standard for employers on the site. These features include:

  • Custom hiring teams, where an employer can create approval systems to evaluate applicants.
  • An integrated To-Do List, which is an innovative feature where your hiring team can keep track of the team’s tasks and recruitment operations all within the site.
Supporting local businesses in an atypical way is one of Recruit’s goals, “We wanted a way to support people who were looking for jobs, and also the businesses that were hiring them,” says Recruit’s founder, Sathya Parlapothula. “By giving local businesses a site where they can post their jobs for free, and take advantage of enhanced features like custom branding, manage hiring teams & applicant management tools if they so choose, we feel we are able to help our economy move forward from what was a very difficult year for many,” says Sathya Parlapothula.

About Recruit.nz

Recruit.nz is an all-inclusive online job portal based in New Zealand that launched in November 2020. They believe in working smarter, not harder. That’s why they created a portal like no other. No matter if you are looking for a job or looking to fill a job, they help make the process easier and faster than any other local job site around.

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NEW AUCKLAND RIDESHARE LAUNCHES WITH $1 FARES

Savvy Aucklanders will be able to score $1 rides on New Zealand’s newest on-demand service, MyMobigo, ahead of the service officially launching on 30 November. MyMobigo offers commuters in East Auckland a regular on-demand service to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal, ensuring a smooth connection to ferry services. Greg Pollock, Transdev’s Managing Director for New Zealand, said the new app-based service would provide a quick, convenient and friendly option for people to connect to ferry services 7 days per week. “We are excited to be bringing this new on-demand service to Auckland,” Mr Pollock said. “MyMobigo combines state-of-the-art technology with a friendly and professional service, taking the hassle out of needing to find a park at the Ferry Terminal. Best of all, it is for less than the price of your morning coffee. “The service is incredibly easy to use and puts the customer in control, with bookings, payments and real-time vehicle tracking available through the MyMobigo app.” One dollar fares will be offered to customers signed up to the service to use in the first week of operation, with regular fares starting at $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for concession card holders and children.  The service is being delivered by Howick and Eastern, a subsidiary of Transdev, in partnership with on-demand shared transport provider Liftango. Sheryll Otway, General Manager for Howick and Eastern, said MyMobigo’s fleet of luxury vans provided a connection for customers to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal. “Our drivers have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area and will do whatever they can to provide customers with a seamless experience,” Ms Otway said. “Customers can expect a comfy and hassle-free ride, with MyMobigo’s fleet comprising of new, modern and luxurious vehicles, equipped with USB charging and complimentary WIFI.” Kevin Orr, CEO of Liftango, the company powering the next generation transport platform, said he was excited to be partnering with Transdev to bring new on-demand services to Auckland. “Demand responsive transport is helping to reshape how public transport services are delivered, providing customers with the control over their journey right in the palm of their hand,” Mr Orr said. Bookings can be 24/7 using the MyMobigo smartphone app. For more information visit www.mymobigo.co.nz.   [ENDS]   About Transdev: At Transdev, we believe public transport plays an important part in how a city comes to life. Our day to day work influences our families, friends and future generations where they live, work and play. In Australasia, which covers Australia and New Zealand, we have 6,170 people who are passionate about operating our 2,010 vehicles and vessels which deliver more than 160 million customer journeys each year. Greg Pollock is the Managing Director of New Zealand for Transdev Australasia. About Howick & Eastern: Howick & Eastern Buses is an urban bus operator in Auckland, with a fleet of 145 buses and runs 23 routes under contract to Auckland Transport. Throughout its long history the company has remained a leader in customer-centric innovation, introducing New Zealand’s first motorized bus in 1906. Howick & Eastern joined the Transdev family in August 2019. About Liftango: At Liftango, we believe access to transportation is a fundamental right for people in modern society. By creating better access to personalised transport through a single technology platform we enable organisations to manage and optimise vehicle movements in a more sustainable way. The result is a climate-positive, convenient & affordable demand-responsive transport system that provides better coverage and caters for all members of society. For more information visit liftango.com.

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