OpenStack And Kubernetes Integration
Mirantis and CoreOS have recently announced that they are going to pair up to integrate Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution with CoreOS’s Tectonic container platform. The two companies will offer companies the ability to utilize both OpenStack and Kubernetes, the Google-incubated container management tool, on a platform that offers enterprise-grade support as well as manageability. In this format, OpenStack will function as an engine that will manage virtual machines and containers with the aid of Kubernetes.
Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, has 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.”
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS has also stated, “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.” Tectonic can run on premise and public clouds. It offers a Container infrastructure platform that combines Kubernetes, CoreOS and Docker containers.
This shift has begun in the light of companies’ new interest in the idea of containers.