CoreOS Fest 2016 - Container are production ready!
The CoreOS Fest 2016 in Berlin impressed me very much: A small Open Source company organizes a 2 day conference around their Open Source tools and even flies in a lot of their employees from San Francisco. A win both for Open Source and for Berlin. And CoreOS also announced that they got new funding of $28M:
More interesting for IT people everywhere is the message one can learn here: Container technologies are ready for production. There is a healthy environment of
|Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS|
- Open Source solutions: Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, containerd, even OpenStack and others.
- Commercial editions with vendor support like Tectonic (CoreOS), Mesosphere Enterprise or Hashicorp Atlas
- 3rd party tools solving common problems like persistent storage: StorageOS and Quobyte
In fact, choosing the "right" platform starts to become the main problem for those who still run on traditional Virtualization platforms. On the other hand, IT companies who don't evaluate containers in 2016 will be missing out big time.
The hope remains that with the now emerging technologies one does not need to build up a team of support engineers just to run the platform.