A Digital Core
for AI-driven Business.

What: centros.one (c5s) is a Technology Framework that comprises an integrated set of tools and notational standards to build, deploy and operate AI-centric Software Systems in a fast and efficient but trusted and reliable manner, all the way up from 0 to 100% enterprise-grade robustness.

Why: with c5s acting as the Digital Core for AI-driven Business, companies don’t have to worry about some of the major technical complexities that event-driven Microservice-centric architectures normally come with, rather than concentrating on their core commercial value generation.

centros.one

What is centros.one?​

The best way to think of centros.one is to be an AI-native Operating System that is - from the ground up - designed and built to run AI-centric Business Software.

The same way that the Operating System on your laptop allows you to easily install and run normal Desktop Software without needing to know (and painfully manage) all the technical complexities that are sitting behind, c5s does the same for distributed, state-of-the-art AI-centric Business Software Systems.

 
 
 
 
 

c5s sits on top of a Cloud-native Technology stack and extends that by additional capabilities for hiding and managing the numerous machine-room level painpoints of event-centric Microservice-based architectures, including specific aspects for having “AI” components seamlessly integrated into the overall composition. That’s why we call it an “AI-native Operating System”.

c5s offers a lightning fast and efficient but safe and reliable way of managing AI-centric Business Software, all the way from composition, deployment down to lifecycle operations, allowing it to serve as a fully qualified Digital Core of AI-driven Business.

 
 
 
 
 

centros.one Benefits

centros provides an application-centric way to develop, deploy and manage cloud native applications without requiring any Kubernetes expertise, so you can:

FAST.​

Development cycles and Time-to-Market are being significantly reduced.

EASY.

Cut overhead and focus all resources on core value generation rather than administration.

RELIABLE.​

Audit-proof controls allow for safe utilization of AI, even in highly regulated environments.

architectual overview

Designed for you

On the highest level, c5s consists of a SHIPYARD environment, a PRODUCTION environment and a CONTROLLER that keeps both environments in sync. A shared Administration & Control Cockpit (to be released with Version 1.0) will provide a graphical UI for administering the shipyard processes, including governance rules and role-based permissioning.
Cutting edge Infrastructure

Within the c5s SHIPYARD environment,

1: the bottom layer holds an Infrastructure-as-Code-Style definition for the creation of the c5s Foundation Services and the Housekeeping Services, both of which together form the „Operating System“ within the Production environment,

2: the top layer consists of several tools / toolchains (please refer to the Documentation section for details) that sequentially turn Custom Code into c5s-compatible Business Services, and deploy them into the Production environment.
Cutting edge production process

Within the c5s PRODUCTION environment,

1: the c5s Foundation Services layer, which holds control over Kafka, Kafka Connect, Avro as well as a set of other base services,

2: the c5s Housekeeping Services, which provide visibility, orchestration as well as other general management capabilities that are need to keep the system in good shape,

3: the c5s Governance ledger, which enforces system-wide and audit-proof controls for the various AI components,

4: the c5s Business Services (AI- and Non-AI) which are being built and deployed through the Shipyard environment and managed through the components as stated above.
Unified and extensible Application Management framework

centros.one Features​

1.
Kubernetes native
2.
No Vendor Lock-In,
runs anywhere
3.
Batteries included
Deployment
4.
Full Audit trail
5.
GitOps Workflows for
ML components
6.
Works with all major Cloud providers
7.
Enterprise Support for all components with various SLAs
8.
Integrates with numerous
CI/CD Systems
9.
Routing and Observability
10.
Multi Cluster and
Cloud Deployment

centros.one Pricing

centros lets you

Focus on the application rather than infrastructure

As organizations scale Kubernetes, complexity scales exponentially. Organizations quickly find themselves with the following challenges:

Brittle Scripting

The custom Helm charts, YAML files and Terraform scripts become unmanageable

Too Many Components

Monitoring, security, networking, storage and logging aren’t presenting in an application-centric way

Complex Integration

Managing interactions and integration between dozens of tools becomes challenging

Unhappy Developers

Developers are forced to manage infrastructure, slowing them down and adding to their learning curve

Get Started Faster /w Our Community

Get value out of Kubernetes sooner by shortening the learning curve and empowering Developers

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