CoreOS and Intel to Meld Kubernetes, OpenStack into Single Stack

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 01, 2016

Kubernetes just keeps heading in new directions. It started as essentially a version of Borg, which harnesses computing power from data centers into a powerful virtual machine. It has made a difference for many cloud computing deployments, and optimizes usage of container technology. Then, last year, Google handed stewardship of Kubernetes over the to Cloud Native Foundation. The CNCF, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, has helped a coalition of partners including Cisco, eBay, Huawei, IBM and Intel, advance Kubernetes' capabilities.

Now, CoreOS has announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack, open source software for building clouds, with Kubernetes, which focuses more on automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications.

CoreOS and Intel said they will integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack into a single open source software-defined infrastructure (SDI) stack. The collaboration will benefit both the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities by providing the SDI stack upstream, and 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.

CoreOS' Tectonic, the universal Kubernetes solution, "will help radically simplify OpenStack deployment and management using GIFEE," CoreOS officials say.  By running OpenStack as an application on Tectonic, CoreOS turns your data center into a single platform architecture. "The power to manage and deploy OpenStack 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)," the announcement notes.

"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."

As part of the CoreOS commitment to open source, the code is being contributed upstream to enable anyone to build off of it.

You can read more about about Tectonic and OpenStack at and on the Tectonic blog,