Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution will now work with Kubernetes, with the help of CoreOS Kubernetes 1.0 commercial platform
There was more OpenStack chest puffing today as Mirantis and CoreOS announced integration of Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution with one of the first commercial platforms for Kubernetes 1.0: CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform.
The integration will bring enterprise-grade support and manageability for customers who want to choose Mirantis’ OpenStack product whilst benefitting from the portability of Kubernetes containers.
“Now that Kubernetes is production-ready, companies using Tectonic and Mirantis OpenStack can have a Google-like infrastructure at their fingertips,” said CoreOS CEO, Alex Polvi.
It was July when Google, the original developer of Kubernetes container technology, ‘donated’ the open source container orchestration system to the newly-formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), once Kubernetes had reached the version 1.0 milestone.
The CNCF, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, will see a coalition of partners including Cisco, eBay, Huawei, IBM and Intel, take over the helm of Kubernetes to develop the future of container-based computing.
However it’s still early days in the OpenStack/container relationship. Using OpenStack effectively allows customers to build up their own version of something like Amazon Web Services, but it could be a few months yet before we see containers and OpenStack strike up revolutionary breakthroughs.
But Mirantis co-founder Boris Renski is hopeful. Renski said today: “Mirantis and CoreOS share a vision of helping DevOps teams create better software faster. Putting Kubernetes on top of OpenStack gives them flexibility in how they build their applications, letting them innovate quickly. We are thrilled to be working with Google and CoreOS.”