Since the first enterprise technology systems became available, they have promised greater freedom, efficiency and productivity, yet each successive generation demanded considerable capital expenditure for proprietary software that made the option of changing vendors prohibitive. Despite the unquestionable promise of cloud computing, the landscape is beginning to look familiarly restrictive. Today at CoreOS Fest, we are showing how CoreOS Tectonic is focused on breaking this cycle of restriction, all via open source technologies.
Today, we are thrilled to announce the latest release of CoreOS Tectonic, which includes the ability to deploy highly available Kubernetes 1.5.5 clusters in existing infrastructure for AWS and bare-metal environments. Along with this release, we are including preview availability for running Tectonic on Microsoft Azure and OpenStack. The additional platforms provide flexibility and choice to enterprises looking to easily use Kubernetes, setting them on a path for success with cloud native technologies.
The Kubernetes community released its 1.5 version on December 12 and just about a business month later (which included the holiday season), we are proud to release Tectonic 1.5. Tectonic includes self-driving container infrastructure and ships with the latest Kubernetes version, 1.5.2.
At CoreOS, we are focused on translating years of engineering experience and knowledge into software for automation, security and simplicity. The path starts with containers and is even more important across distributed systems – the orchestration of the cluster with Kubernetes – to make infrastructure easier to manage while teams can focus on their applications. With CoreOS Tectonic 1.4.5, the latest release of the enterprise Kubernetes solution, we have advanced some of this work of our AWS installer to make it easier to manage Kubernetes and AWS.
The CoreOS team has been an active participant in the Kubernetes project since Google began the process of open-sourcing this successor to their internal Borg and Omega systems. We not only believe Kubernetes is the right architecture for modern application infrastructure, we see it as an agent of transformation for IT organizations. We coined the acronym GIFEE – “Google Infrastructure for Everyone” – to help summarize what Kubernetes means for businesses.
Today we announce the release of version 1.4 of CoreOS Tectonic, our enterprise distribution of Kubernetes. Tectonic v1.4 incorporates self-hosted cluster technology, fixes a critical security vulnerability, and streamlines the user experience with our bare metal Installer, Console, and Identity services.