Linux containers have been around for some time but only now is the technology reaching a level of maturity enterprise cloud developers are comfortable with, explained John Engates, Rackspace’s chief technology officer.
Pure-play OpenStack vendor Mirantis has teamed with CoreOS to integrate its distribution of the open source cloud software with Tectonic, CoreOS’ commercial Kubernetes distribution.
Google has officially signed up to sponsor the OpenStack Foundation, the first of the big three – Google, Microsoft and AWS – to formally throw its weight behind the open source cloud orchestration software. Analysts believe the move will improve support for Linux containers across public and private cloud environments.
Google and OpenStack vendor Mirantis announced the two companies are teaming up to integrate Kubernetes with OpenStack in a bid to improve hybrid cloud support for Linux containers.
Virtualisation heavyweight VMware announced it has bolstered technology integrations with Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere in a bid to open up its platform to a range of containerisation technologies. The move comes as Linux containers start to pick up traction in the enterprise.
Microsoft and Docker announced a strategic partnership that will see the Microsoft work to support Docker’s Linux containerisation technology on Windows Server, extending its earlier commitment to make the Docker engine available in Azure.
Mesosphere, a platform that simplifies the process of deploying and running Apache Mesos at scale, has announced a partnership with Google that will extend Mesophere’s core capabilities to the Google Cloud Platform. The companies also said they will work towards integrating support for Mesosphere within Kubernetes, Google’s open source Docker management tool.
Cloud service provider CenturyLink announced it is open sourcing a Docker management platform it calls Panamax. The platform is designed to ease the development and deployment of any application sitting within a Docker environment.
Microsoft has announced partnerships with Packer.io and OpenNebula, two open source cloud projects that the firm said will help improve application portability across heterogeneous cloud environments. The move is another sign Microsoft is buckling down on its cloud activities, even if it means striking “unexpected partnerships.”
A month after Google revealed its open source Linux container manager project Kubernetes, the company announced that it has attracted some serious cloud heavyweights to help develop the project further.