Containers specialist CoreOS has made available its Tectonic implementation of the Kubernetes orchestration tool running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), making it easier for users to build scalable container-based applications on Amazon's cloud platform.
Tectonic, announced earlier this year, is being developed as a commercial implementation of Kubernetes, Google's framework for orchestrating and connecting collections of containers to form a scalable, distributed application.
Although still currently in preview, CoreOS is offering organisations the chance to try Tectonic running on AWS, claiming that it makes it easier to run Kubernetes on Amazon's cloud platform.
"The combination of Kubernetes, CoreOS and AWS is another step forward in helping companies reach hyperscale. We invite companies to try out Kubernetes on AWS through the Tectonic AWS installer available through the Tectonic Preview or through our open source guides," said CoreOS chief executive Alex Polvi.
Tectonic is described by CoreOS an enterprise-ready platform for running containers in a distributed environment. It combines Kubernetes with its own stripped-down CoreOS Linux, along with an enterprise-ready management dashboard, and an integrated container registry.
The Tectonic AWS Installer consists of a CloudFormation template for launching Kubernetes and kube-aws, a tool developed by CoreOS to assist in automating cluster deployments.
The installer enables elastic load balancing for Kubernetes Services, effortless scaling and a full transport security layer between Kubernetes components and the kubectl command line tool for controlling them, according to the firm.
Tectonic was moved to Open Preview status last month, the final step in its development cycle before the platform reaches general availability. The preview release is available for people to try for no cost until general availability.
CoreOS is also working with Mirantis to bring Tectonic to the OpenStack cloud platform, enabling the same technology to be used to deploy and manage containers on an OpenStack private cloud.
The move holds the promise that users may eventually be able to deploy and manage containerised applications in a hybrid cloud scenario, running across AWS and a private OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure.
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