CoreOS Collaborates with Intel to Deploy and Manage OpenStack with Kubernetes

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CoreOS has announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack – open source software for building clouds – with Kubernetes, an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications.

CoreOS and Intel will integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a single open source software-defined infrastructure (SDI) stack. The collaboration would benefit both the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities by providing the SDI stack upstream. In the future, CoreOS plans to offer the stack as an option in Tectonic as a way to achieve Google’s Infrastructure For Everyone Else (GIFEE) quickly.

google kubernetesCoreOS’ Tectonic, the universal Kubernetes solution, would help radically simplify OpenStack deployment and management using GIFEE. By running OpenStack as an application on Tectonic, CoreOS turns a data center into a single platform architecture proven by hyperscale giants. The power to manage and deploy OpenStack would becomes as simple as any application running on Kubernetes, providing enterprises with a path to get the benefits of both containers and virtualization-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

“Together with Intel, we are accelerating the industry forward in reaching GIFEE (Google’s Infrastructure for Everyone Else),” said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “By running OpenStack on Kubernetes, you get the benefits of consistent deployments of OpenStack with containers together with the robust application lifecycle management of Kubernetes.”

Orchestration Layer

This is another step forward in the partnership with CoreOS and Intel that started a year ago to deliver Tectonic on easy to order and consume appliances. Running on Intel architecture, the Tectonic platform would provide a robust starting point for IT organizations moving to container-based infrastructure.

“A collaboration between Intel and CoreOS is a huge step forward for enterprises looking to achieve hyperscale,” said Jason Waxman, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms Group at Intel. “Both the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities can benefit greatly by having an orchestration layer to manage workloads across VMs and containers.”

Tectonic, delivered by CoreOS, is a universal Kubernetes solution for deploying, managing and securing containers anywhere. Tectonic combines Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack in a commercial distribution, prepackaged with an enterprise-ready management dashboard, an integrated container registry and a supported, continuously up-to-date distributed platform.