Thursday, July 16, 2015

Google Puts its Weight Behind the Open Stack Foundation

Google is becoming a sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, the industry effort dedicated to creating an open infrastructure-as-a-service stack for enterprises.

Google said it sees OpenStack is emerging as a standard for the on-premises component of hybrid clouds. It also sees container-oriented computing, and the Kubernetes container cluster scheduling and management tool, as the second key trend for the future of computing in the enterprise.

“OpenStack is a platform that frees users to run proven technologies like VMs as well as new technologies like containers,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “With Google committing unequaled container and container management engineering expertise to our community, the deployment of containers via proven orchestration engines like Kubernetes will accelerate rapidly. OpenStack continues to set itself apart as the single open source cloud platform for the widest diversity of workloads, all supported by one environment with one control plane, one API, one dashboard.”

Google Container Engine Enters Beta Along with Container Registry

Google Container Engine entered public beta and the new Google Container Registry became generally available. Google Container Engine, based on the Kubernetes open source container orchestration system, provides tools for setting-up and managing a cluster of containers. Container Engine supports the common Docker container format. Google also announced pricing for once the free beta period is over: standard clusters that run up to 100 virtual...