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Introducing Stackanetes - Running OpenStack as an application on Kubernetes with CoreOS Tectonic

OpenStack, Tectonic, and Kubernetes

One month ago, CoreOS announced a collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack using Kubernetes. Today at OpenStack Summit in Austin, CoreOS takes the next step by introducing "Stackanetes", an initiative to make operating OpenStack as simple as running any application on Kubernetes.

"Stackanetes" deploys standard OpenStack services into containers and uses Kubernetes' robust application lifecycle management capabilities to deliver a single platform for companies to run OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and container workloads. CoreOS is working with the broader OpenStack community to integrate "Stackanetes" into upstream OpenStack.

"Stackanetes" with Tectonic

Today at the OpenStack Summit keynote, CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi will demonstrate the power of "Stackanetes" with Tectonic, the commercial distribution of the combined Kubernetes and CoreOS stack. Tectonic delivers GIFEE ("Google Infrastructure for Everyone Else") as a solution – a hyperscale, infrastructure platform that focuses on securely and reliably deploying and managing distributed applications. Watch the demo below to see how Tectonic running OpenStack enables dynamic management, self-healing deployments and painless upgrades.

CoreOS Tectonic running OpenStack

Bridging the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities

CoreOS is committed to working with both the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities alongside partners such as Intel to further the development of "Stackanetes."

"We've seen the power of Kubernetes firsthand in the OpenStack community," said Mark Collier, chief operating officer at 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."

"'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 on their journey to GIFEE."

With "Stackanetes" on Tectonic, enterprises benefit from:

  • Simplified lifecycle management of OpenStack services from deployments to upgrades
  • Single platform for consistently managing both IaaS and container workloads
  • Ability to easily scale, operate and ensure resilience of OpenStack IaaS within their data center environments

CoreOS is showcasing Tectonic at OpenStack Summit Austin, April 25-29, 2016, so be sure to meet our team there. Contact to learn more, stay up to date on OpenStack and Tectonic here or attend CoreOS Fest taking place May 9-10, 2016.