Mirantis Buys Lens

Mirantis, a Campbell, Calif.-based open cloud company, acquired Lens, a Kubernetes integrated development environment (IDE) open source project from its authors.


The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

The acquisition will bring multi-cluster management into the mainstream simplifying the experience for developers working with Kubernetes and cloud-native applications. This follows the Mirantis acquisition of the team behind the product in February.

Available on GitHub under the MIT license, Lens has been largely adopted since its launch as an open source project in March 2020. With a growing community of 35,000 users and 7,000 stargazers on GitHub, it has become one of the top trending open source projects in the cloud-native ecosystem. According to publicly available data, some of the largest companies in the world are using Lens to accelerate their Kubernetes efforts at scale, including Apple, Rakuten, Zendesk, TIM, and Adobe.

Lens provides a standalone desktop application that eliminates the Kubernetes complexity enabling users to 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. It works with MacOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

With the acquisition, Mirantis will invest in Lens future development while committing to continue working collaboratively with the Lens community and leading ecosystem players. Lens will remain free and open source.

Led by Adrian Ionel, co-founder and CEO, Mirantis uses a unique as-a-service model to deliver Kubernetes and related open source software, empowering developers to build, share and run their applications anywhere – from public cloud to hybrid cloud to the edge. The company serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, Cox Communications, DocuSign, Liberty Mutual, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Splunk, STC, Vodafone, and Volkswagen.



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