CoreOS is sticking to its commitment to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with a new initiative: Stackanetes. The company announced Stackanetes at the OpenStack Summit taking place in Austin this week. The announcement comes just one month after CoreOS announced a collaboration with Intel to bring OpenStack, Kubernetes and Tectonic together.
Stackanetes aims to deploy and manage OpenStack as an application on Kubernetes. With Stackanetes on the company’s Tectonic solution, enterprises will have access to the benefits of OpenStack with the application life-cycle management of Kubernetes; a single platform to manage IaaS and container workloads; and the ability to scale, operate and ensure resilience of OpenStack IaaS within data center environments, according to CoreOS. In addition, Tectonic aims to bring Google’s Infrastructure for Everyone Else (GIFEE) to enterprises.
“Stackanetes is our first big stride in bringing GIFEE to the OpenStack community,” said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “With this next step of development for OpenStack on Kubernetes via Tectonic, enterprises can begin to evaluate and bring their OpenStack environments along their journey to GIFEE.”
Going forward, CoreOS will work with the OpenStack community to integrate Stackanetes into upstream OpenStack. In addition, a prototype for Kubernetes-managed OpenStack on Tectonic is now available.
“We’ve seen the power of Kubernetes firsthand in the OpenStack community,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “Our recent OpenStack User Survey showed that Kubernetes is a popular method of managing apps on OpenStack clouds. We are excited that CoreOS is helping to bring together the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities and contributing their extensive container expertise.”