Google Cloud has signed on as the newest Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. The company will commit engineering resources to the project, focusing on Linux containers and integrating container management technologies like Kubernetes with projects such as OpenStack Magnum.
OpenStack is a collection of open source cloud computing projects used to build infrastructure supporting VMs, bare metal and containers under a single control plane. Users deploy OpenStack clouds for a diversity of workloads, including the acceleration of software development and the simplification of managing legacy workloads.
The Google Cloud Platform has been collaborating with the OpenStack community on projects like Murano and Magnum since the beginning of the year. At the OpenStack Summit in May, the company presented a demonstration of container management on OpenStack clouds.
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“We are excited about becoming active participants in the OpenStack community,” said Craig McLuckie, Product Manager, Google. “We look forward to sharing what we’ve learned and hearing how OpenStack users are thinking about containers and other technologies to support cloud-native apps.”
“OpenStack is a platform that frees users to run proven technologies like VMs as well as new technologies like containers,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “With Google committing unequaled container and container management engineering expertise to our community, the deployment of containers via proven orchestration engines like Kubernetes will accelerate rapidly. OpenStack continues to set itself apart as the single open source cloud platform for the widest diversity of workloads, all supported by one environment with one control plane, one API, one dashboard.”