This week Mirantis and Google announced a joint project to enable developers to install and run Kubernetes applications on OpenStack with the click of a few buttons. The project uses the OpenStack-related Application Catalog project, Murano, treating Kubernetes as just another app and taking the pain out of getting it set up and working properly.application catalogcontainersdevelopersdockergooglekubernetesmirantisMurano
As Network World puts it, “everyone’s going container crazy.” Containers are incredibly hot, thanks to Docker’s meteoric rise, but really, containers are just a cloud application building block. What’s more important is what developers do with them. Hence, cloud vendors are embracing Docker, competing to create the best method to enable container-based cloud application development. They know that developers are the new kingmakers—whoever succeeds in courting cloud developers wins.bluemixdockerhybrid cloudibm
There's a perceived competition between OpenStack and containers such as Docker, but in reality, the two technologies are a powerful combination. They both solve similar problems, but on different layers of the stack, so combining the two can give users more scalability and automation than ever before.
Following on last week's release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5, this week, the company release Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. In addition to bringing the software up to OpenStack Juno, it includes networking and storage enhancements targeted at enterprises and telecommunications companies.
One problem with testing sophisticated OpenStack networking features and products is access to those products. This week both Big Switch and PlumGrid tackled this problem by making test environments available online for users to try out.