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CoreOS Collaborates with Intel to Deploy and Manage OpenStack with Kubernetes
CoreOS' Tectonic to Help Make OpenStack on Kubernetes Ready for the Enterprise; Provides a Path to GIFEE

San Francisco — March 31, 2016 — Today, CoreOS announced a technical collaboration with Intel to deploy and manage OpenStack, open source software for building clouds, with Kubernetes, an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of applications.

CoreOS and Intel 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. By running OpenStack as an application on Tectonic, CoreOS turns your data center into a single platform architecture proven by hyperscale giants. 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).

"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."

This is another step forward in the partnership with CoreOS and Intel that started a year ago to deliver Tectonic on easy to order and consume appliances. Running on Intel architecture, the Tectonic platform provides a robust starting point for IT organizations moving to container-based infrastructure.

"A collaboration between Intel and CoreOS is a huge step forward for enterprises looking to achieve hyperscale," said Jason Waxman, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms Group at Intel. "Both the Kubernetes and OpenStack communities can benefit greatly by having an orchestration layer to manage workloads across VMs and containers."

Tectonic will deliver OpenStack as an application on Kubernetes. This means:

  • Radically simplified deployment and management of OpenStack; and
  • A solution for virtual machines running on top of container management layer, Kubernetes

As part of the CoreOS commitment to open source, this code is contributed to upstream to enable anyone to build off of it and accelerate the development of the next 10,000 clouds.

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About Tectonic Tectonic, delivered by CoreOS, is the universal Kubernetes solution for deploying, managing and securing containers anywhere. Tectonic combines Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack in a commercial distribution, prepackaged with an enterprise-ready management dashboard, an integrated container registry and a supported, continuously up-to-date distributed platform.

Tectonic is available in any environment, cloud or on-premises. Learn more at https://tectonic.com/ or follow Tectonic on Twitter @tectonicstack.

About CoreOS, Inc. CoreOS, Inc. is running the world's containers securely on CoreOS, Tectonic and Quay. CoreOS is the creator of Tectonic, the universal Kubernetes solution, that combines Google's Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack to deploy, manage and secure containers anywhere. CoreOS' Quay technology allows companies to securely store Linux containers in private hosted repositories or behind customer's firewalls. In addition, CoreOS is the creator and maintainer of open source projects CoreOS Linux, etcd, fleet, flannel and rkt. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. Learn more at https://coreos.com/ or follow CoreOS on Twitter @coreoslinux.

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