CoreOS and Google start to fight back, Docker will be hurt?

[Editor's Note ] CoreOS announced that they had received $ 12 million in B-round financing from Google Ventures. At the same time, CoreOS and Google also jointly announced the release of a new project Tectonic, Tectonic is a CoreOS technology stack and Kubernetes enterprise-class cloud services. What does this cooperation mean for Docker? Anyway, this week's official Docker weekly did not mention this matter. Perhaps as the author of the article commented the same: we are seeing Google / Kubernetes / CoreOS this camp from the Docker this ecosystem from the break, which is a positive blow to Docker.

CoreOS and Google today announced a new project Tectonic, Tectonic for those who want to build a infrastructure based on the container to provide another choice, which will have a lot of aspects worthy of our attention.

As we all know, in the field of IT infrastructure is giving birth to a new war, which are around a new application packaging approach. Container theory, from the Linux began to pop up, has been there for a long time, Docker is a new project on the Linux container, and began to slowly pop up. Some people think that the general sense of the container, specifically Docker, will fundamentally threaten the virtualization suppliers, especially companies such as VMware may face bankruptcy.

So when the billions of dollars of industry is precarious, people will be serious to understand what is happening in the end. It will take time to think about it, what does it mean for them, and how can we maximize our own interests from this change ?

There is a supplier that was part of the Docker ecosystem, but later they fell out, which is CoreOS. The company started with a focus on the operating system of the container, but a year ago, they saw that there was always a problem depending on the Docker, so it was announced to create a replacement for Docker.

As you can see from today's announcement, he and his partner have a clear and clear attitude towards Docker who are trying to find a way to own their own users. Google's Kubernetes is a container management tool that, with the collaboration of Google and CoreOS, actually provides a Docker-based full stack solution.

In order to highlight the importance of this partnership, Google invested $ 12 million in CoreOS, and other venture capital, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Fuel Capital, and Accel Partners, were also involved.

The purpose of capital injection, and this partnership itself, is to make Kubernetes an enterprise-wide full stack operating system. With such a union, each organization can get a fully integrated stack from the operating system to the management level. This new integrated product is called Tectonic.

In order to expand the effect, CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi for their purposes did not deny. Also in the Docker camp, they talked about building an ecosystem that supports multiple competing suppliers, which are tightly linked, and in the minds of the suppliers they do not need others To meet the needs of customers, Polvi said this:

When we started developing CoreOS, we thought about building and delivering Google's infrastructure for others. Today, this goal because Tectonic has become a reality, Tectonic allows enterprises to be safe in a distributed environment to run the container, just as Google runs their infrastructure in the same.

For Google, the Kubernetes team is very honest about their goodwill lies. Kubernetes product leader Craig McLuckie said:

We launched Kubernetes, bringing cluster management to the world of multiple cloud platforms. Now CoreOS has helped us achieve this goal: a fully supported, enterprise-class Kubernetes can run anywhere. We Google cloud platform users take the lead from the modern management model to benefit. Tectonic allows them to freely choose cloud service providers and has no limit.

There is no doubt that such a partnership is simply a very strong purpose. We are seeing Google / Kubernetes / CoreOS this camp out of Docker this ecosystem. So this is a positive blow to Docker. Whether such a partnership will be in the Docker this land convincing will be a relatively large problem. The two organizations also said they would continue to build an ecosystem that sounds that today is not just a bulletin, but that there will be a third party software product that will appear and become part of it.

But anyway, winning the container technology business users' hearts and ideas are always a good and really usable product.

Source: CoreOS And Google Make Their Defensive Plays, Is Docker The Victim? (Translated: Zuo Wei proofreading: Li Yingjie)

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Translator introduction Zuo Wei, working at IBM, a software engineer, is engaged in DevOps, cloud computing related research, implementation and promotion.

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