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Kratos Teams Up with Rancher Government Solutions to Enhance OpenSpace Platform

By Mark Holmes | January 5, 2024

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions and Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) have formed a strategic partnership for customers to get more out of Kratos’ software-based OpenSpace platform. The partnership will better enable customers to seamlessly deploy and scale virtual ground systems using the OpenSpace platform. The two companies announced the partnership, Jan. 4.

RGS is a provider of enterprise Kubernetes management solutions to the U.S. Government. As a result of the two companies working together, Kratos believes it will enhance the ability of the OpenSpace Platform, one of the first commercially available, fully virtualized and software-defined satellite ground systems to be deployed more easily across customer environments. The platform is aims to provide a faster, more flexible alternative to traditional hardware-based satellite ground systems.

“With Rancher, the OpenSpace Platform deploys its virtual functions including modems, channelizers, combiners, and more, as Kubernetes-based containerized software applications that act as independent and portable computing environments that can run and scale on any infrastructure. We are proud to be working with Kratos to support this truly transformational platform that will free satellite operators from proprietary hardware architectures and move to software-defined, flexible and extensible virtual platforms,” Brandon Gulla, Chief Technology Officer at RGS, said in a statement.