AUSTIN, TX: CoreOS, a provider of distributed systems and Linux containers, announces Stackanetes. The new mash-up of containers and clouds is called Stackanetes. It brings together OpenStack and kubernetes to deploy OpenStack as a set of containerized application.
OpenStack is the open source cloud computing and Kubernetes is Google’s open source container management service. The OpenStack solution can run on both vanilla Kubernetes as well as on CoreOS’s Tectonic platform.
The Stackanetes code will be released on GitHub. The solution will provide simplified lifecycle management of OpenStack services and will provide easy scalable deployment of OpenStack Infrastructure as Service (IaaS) within their datacenter.
Other projects that deploy OpenStack as a containerized service have popped up but have taken a different approach. Kolla, an OpenStack "big tent" project, uses Docker containers and Ansible playbooks to deploy an OpenStack configuration.
“We’ve seen the power of Kubernetes firsthand in the OpenStack community,” says 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.”