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Introducing Tectonic - a Kubernetes + CoreOS Platform

CoreOS Tech Stack + Kubernetes

Tectonic is a commercial Kubernetes platform that combines the CoreOS stack with Kubernetes to bring companies Google-style infrastructure to any cloud or on-premise environment. In addition to announcing Tectonic, today CoreOS, Inc. also received a $12 million investment led by Google Ventures to bring Kubernetes to companies of all sizes.

There is a lot of confusion and choice in the container technology ecosystem when trying to decide how to build a stack that supports application containers. Tectonic aims to provide an easily deployable solution that packages up the best in container technology. In addition to the CoreOS portfolio and Kubernetes, Tectonic includes a management console for workflows and dashboards, an integrated registry to build and share Linux containers, and tools to automate deployment. By using Tectonic, companies can begin to see the business benefits of using containers quickly.

Today Tectonic is available to a select set of early customers.

“With a flood of choices to make in developer infrastructure and more arriving by the day, the demand for opinionated infrastructure that makes sensible choices is growing - particularly in the container space.This is the challenge that Tectonic was built for, to provide an integrated container-based solution.” -- Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst at RedMonk

What is CoreOS?

CoreOS, Inc. is the team behind Tectonic. CoreOS is also the creator and maintainer of many open source projects for Linux containers. These projects include CoreOS Linux, rkt, etcd, fleet, flannel and many others. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.

Companies such as Rackspace, Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry, Layer, MemSQL, Atlassian and more rely on CoreOS technology. The team at CoreOS comes from a variety of distributed systems backgrounds and is passionate about delivering next generation infrastructure.

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open source project introduced by Google to help organizations run their infrastructure in a similar manner to the internal infrastructure that runs Google Search, Gmail, and other Google services. The concepts and workflows in Kubernetes are designed to help engineers focus on their application instead of infrastructure and build for high availability of services. With the Kubernetes APIs, users can manage application infrastructure - such as load balancing, service discovery, and rollout of new versions - in a way that is consistent and fault-tolerant.

We invite you to sign up for the Tectonic beta today and begin to explore the benefits of a container-based infrastructure.


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