We've been blown away by the interest in what we're doing with microscaling, from sign-ups to our Microscaling-in-a-Box demo, to invitations to speak at events, to people we respect saying lovely things about our ideas.
We're starting to form a pretty good idea of what our initial product offering is going to be, making it really easy to scale your container workloads to adapt to demand.
You set up the priorities for each of your services, and performance targets that are important to your business such as web site response time. Force12 hooks into metrics on your system to see whether those targets are being met, and scales the number of running containers to optimize the performance of your deployment, according to the current load on the system.
But rather than build it in isolation and then discover what we've done wrong, we're planning to work with a handful of early customers who'll really help us shape the product.
A couple of slots have already been taken in this Alpha programme, but if you've got containers in production (or you're close to doing so) and you'd like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you!