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August 7, 2015

First commercial Kubernetes & OpenStack delivered by Mirantis & CoreOS

Companies partner to make web-scale containers manageable.

By CBR Staff Writer

Openstack company Mirantis has teamed up with CoreOS to integrate Mirantis OpenStack with CoreOS’ Tectonic, a commercial platform for Kubernetes 1.0.

Kubernetes is an open source system that is used for managing Google-scale containerised applications across multiple hosts, providing basic mechanisms for deployment, maintenance, and scaling of applications.

CoreOS Tectonic runs on-premise or in public cloud and will combine CoreOS’ software portfolio with Kubernetes in an integrated package.

The integrated package will include management console for workflows and dashboards and additional tools to automate deployment and customise rolling updates.

The integration will provide enterprise-grade support and manageability to companies that are planning to combine the swiftness of OpenStack with the portability of Kubernetes and container technologies.

OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce said: "OpenStack is quickly becoming the preferred open source cloud platform for a range of technologies — VMs, containers, bare metal and whatever comes next.

"Project contributors like CoreOS, Mirantis and Google are helping the community offer enterprises a cohesive open source cloud solution powered by OpenStack. "

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According to Mirantis, CoreOS’ Tectonic will act as a platform for OpenStack-based container management, and will provide enterprise-grade support, which will ensure stability from the infrastructure layer all the way to the container.

CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi said: "Now that Kubernetes is production-ready, companies using Tectonic and Mirantis OpenStack can have a Google-like infrastructure at their fingertips.

"Mirantis possesses a deep understanding of open source software and their commitment to the open source ecosystem around OpenStack is second to none. It was natural to work with Mirantis to help customers see the benefits of Kubernetes on OpenStack."

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