CoreOS Releases Tectonic 1.7, Extends Enterprise Kubernetes Solution to Microsoft Azure

CoreOS, the creator of CoreOS Tectonic – an “enterprise-ready” Kubernetes container management platform that provides automated operations, has announced the release of Tectonic 1.7. Now in general availability on the Microsoft Azure cloud, Tectonic would enable enterprises to benefit from using a single consistent platform managing modern infrastructure in their hybrid cloud environments.

microsoft azure training“This major release of Tectonic and stable release on Microsoft Azure is an important step to deliver on the promise of multi-cloud, making infrastructure and operations more efficient and scalable,” said Rob Szumski, product manager, Tectonic, CoreOS. “Tectonic on Azure saves you time and money by building your Kubernetes infrastructure correctly from the beginning and speeding up deployment cycles. With the ability to do hybrid cloud deployments, infrastructure leaders have the freedom and flexibility of a platform that does not lock users into cloud compute and cloud services.”

Tectonic provides a single platform to run across cloud and bare metal environments, making it “easy to run, manage, scale and share resources across the organization to support an ever-increasing amount of application workloads.” Tectonic would reduce the time enterprises need to get their products to market by streamlining the way they manage applications across the organization, reducing costs and increasing revenue overall by being able to focus on business-critical products.

We want to make Microsoft Azure the most open and flexible cloud for enterprises and ISVs to build and manage the applications their customers need,” said Gabriel Monroy, lead product manager, containers, Azure, Microsoft. “Tectonic on Azure is an exciting advancement, enabling customers to use CoreOS’ enterprise-ready container management platform to easily manage and scale workloads to build and manage these applications on Azure.”

What’s new with Tectonic 1.7?

According to CoreOS, Tectonic combines the best in enterprise-grade features and the newest features in Kubernetes 1.7. This new release includes:

  • Pure upstream open source Kubernetes 1.7 – Tectonic always uses the latest version of Kubernetes so customers have access to pure upstream Kubernetes 1.7 in this release.
  • One-click upgrade of pure upstream Kubernetes – With the ability to upgrade Kubernetes from 1.6.7 to 1.7.1 with no downtime, Tectonic is the only enterprise-ready platform enabling automated operations.
  • Monitoring alerts – Tectonic now enables pre-configured alerts via the open source Prometheus project, enabling customers “ease” in monitoring their Kubernetes clusters by configuring their preferred notification channels. This release also introduces “unique” alerts around rolling updates for Deployments and DaemonSets – tools to help application owners gain visibility into deployment progress and scale out.
  • Available in stable on Azure – Tectonic allows customers to “securely and efficiently” deploy Kubernetes workloads on Azure Cloud.
  • Hybrid readiness – Tectonic provides Kubernetes across multi-cloud platforms with availability on AWS Cloud, Microsoft Azure and bare metal.
  • Network policy support – With network policy now supported in alpha and powered by Project Calico, Tectonic would enable better security and control of inbound traffic to pods.