Beta will be available on Monday, September 11

Mesosphere adds Kubernetes support on its DC/OS platform

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As of Monday, September 11, Mesosphere will offer Kubernetes support [in beta] on its DC/OS platform. In short, “this means there’s no restriction on features you can use, and you will always have the latest version of Kubernetes available through DC/OS.”

Mesosphere has just announced the beta availability of Kubernetes on DC/OS. Users should expect regular updates to this beta over the next few months as the company works towards general availability.

Kubernetes on DC/OS: What does it mean?

Tobi Knaup, co-founder and CTO at Mesosphere, revealed in the blog post announcing the news that ‘this initial beta release is the first step towards making DC/OS the best place to run Kubernetes.”

  • Kubernetes on DC/OS is the 100% pure, official distribution
  • Operators will find running Kubernetes as easy on DC/OS as it is in the public cloud
  • Kubernetes can run alongside production-grade data services on a shared DC/OS cluster

This moves also means that there is no restriction on features you can use, and you will always have the latest version of Kubernetes available through DC/OS. According to Knaup, you’ll also be able to run multiple Kubernetes clusters (of different versions) alongside each other.

This allows for not just distinct production clusters (e.g., for different departments, users, apps, etc.), but also means you will be able to run dev and production side by side on the same infrastructure.

Furthermore, on DC/OS, users can connect to data services from containers running on Kubernetes and vice versa. The Kubernetes support means that you can use your preferred container orchestrator but you immediately benefit from automated operations for the data services that back most containerized applications.

SEE ALSO: Mesosphere DC/OS 1.9 takes production container operations to the next level

What’s next

“Kubernetes on DC/OS will eventually support burst of stateless workloads to the cloud to add capacity to an on-premise deployment,” Knaup added. “This fulfills on the ideal state of hybrid cloud for containerized applications; where customers can have a single platform and control plane, turning an elastically scalable collection of public cloud and datacenter resources into one logical computer, and that allows them to control where workloads run and where data resides.”

The Kubernetes support [in beta] will be available on Monday, September 11 at https://dcos.io/install/.

DC/OS 1.10 is here

In other news, DC/OS 1.10 was released yesterday. According to Edward Hsu of Mesosphere, this version introduces freedom of choice for container orchestration and extends that choice for data services. This is where the Kubernetes support comes into play: it brings the Google Cloud Kubernetes experience to any infrastructure and runs Kubernetes applications alongside big data services on a single elastic infrastructure.

More importantly, DC/OS 1.10 uses automation to help you more easily operate data-intensive applications that are high-performance, resilient and secure on any infrastructure.

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