Docker and OpenStack are Grabbing the Headlines This Week

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 22, 2016

Containers and cloud services remain much in the news, and open source tools such as Docker and OpenStack remain red hot at organizations of all sizes. Docker is running its developer conference in Seattle this week and there are many container tools being shown there.

Meanwhile, Bright Computing, focused on vendor-independent cluster and cloud management software, is coming out with Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack, scheduled for release in July. 

Microsoft has been increasing its focus on Docker and is even building support for it into Windows Server. The effort is part of the company's focus on incorporating more open source technologies.  This week, the company is showing off the upcoming Linux version of SQL Server that can run in containers on Ubuntu. 

This week, Microsoft announced that Docker Datacenter, Docker’s subscription-based commercial platform, is now available in the Azure marketplace. It can provide an easy solution for integrating Docker with Azure.

From Bright Computing's corner, Version 7.3 of Bright Cluster Manager and Bright OpenStack incorporate enhanced support for containers, revamped integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), improvements to the interface with the Ceph distributed object store and file system, and a variety of other updates that purportedly make deployment and configuration easier and more intuitive.

“The demand for containers and integration with cloud services is increasing fast, and Version 7.3 adds many new features that improve ease of configuration and enhance user experience,” said Martijn de Vries, Chief Technology Officer of Bright Computing. “We are also very pleased to add to our support for cluster-as-a-service, which will be very popular for DevOps and others seeking fast, flexible setup of virtualized clusters.”

Version 7.3 revamps Amazon Web Services (AWS) integration, simplifying deployment of AWS Cluster Extension and Cluster-on-Demand, as well as adding the ability to create multiple clusters-on-demand in parallel.

Container upgrades include the ability to setup a Docker deployment from CMGui Kubernetes Wizard or from command line interface, Flannel Networking integration for Kubernetes Pods as well as Docker registry integration and Docker 1.11 integration. To find out more, you can visit

Stay tuned to OStatic for more updates out of Docker's developer conference.