CoreOS Debuts Tectonic 1.8
December 5, 2017
Tectonic 1.8 will ship with
industry-first Open Cloud Services that enable enterprises to deploy key
infrastructure components with the ease and efficiency of managed cloud
services, while avoiding cloud vendor lock-in.
Companies are embracing containerized infrastructure to enable modern,
more scalable, agile, flexible IT. According to Gartner, “by 2020, more
than 50 percent of global enterprises will be running containerized
applications in production, up from less than 20 percent today”
(Gartner, Market Guide for Container Management Software, Dennis Smith,
Anne Thomas, Arun Chandrasekaran, 10 August 2017). Enterprises need to
build for a cloud native world, while DevOps leaders must have the
latitude to run their applications in the cloud or hybrid environment of
With the CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog, CoreOS provides enterprises
an alternative to cloud vendors' proprietary services and APIs, offering
the equivalent of cloud-based offerings, based on open source
technologies that enable customers to build their infrastructures on the
hybrid environments of their choice.
CoreOS Open Cloud Services are new, automated software services made
available to Tectonic users on-demand and in their own environment.
These services inherit the principles of their public cloud counterparts
by taking care of the heavy lifting of maintaining open source projects
by automating maintenance tasks including regular, one-click,
zero-downtime updates, disaster recovery, horizontal scaling, and more.
Open Cloud Services are unique in that they are not limited to any
single compute platform, enabling enterprise users to have the freedom
of true portability across a hybrid infrastructure.
The first services to debut in the CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog
include etcd, the distributed key-value store that's the brain of
Kubernetes, Prometheus, the leading open source monitoring solution, and
Vault, a leading cloud native secrets management tool.
Tectonic: The Kubernetes platform for the enterprise
Tectonic is the platform enterprises trust for their production
Kubernetes needs in their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and on premise
environments. World class companies like Booz Allen Hamilton and
Campaign Monitor use Tectonic.
"Kubernetes is the clear leader in container orchestration, but its
complexity can make it challenging to move into production," says Jay
Lyman, Principal Analyst, Cloud Management and Containers, 451 Research.
"CoreOS's deep Kubernetes expertise and its continued focus on
automating the operational tasks necessary for stable and secure
Kubernetes deployments help CoreOS Tectonic meet the needs of
enterprises seeking to accelerate and broaden their containerization
Pure upstream open source
Kubernetes 1.8: Tectonic is always built on a
foundation of upstream Kubernetes code with no forks or custom
patches, so customers can deploy with confidence.
delivers important improvements
in security, auditing, application management, and more.
Open Cloud Services Catalog
beta: Software services are made available to Tectonic
users on demand and in their own environment and are not limited
to any single compute platform. They maintain and automate
maintenance tasks such as regular, one-click, zero-downtime
updates, disaster recovery, horizontal scaling, and more.
etcd Open Cloud Service:
Provides application developers with free, automatically
managed etcd clusters for use in their technology stacks.
Now it’s easier to use etcd to build modern distributed
Prometheus Open Cloud
Service: Provides an automatically managed and
isolated monitoring stack for each of your operations and
Vault Open Cloud Service:
CoreOS recognizes Vault is a leading secrets management
solution. CoreOS Vault Open Cloud Service is a free service
offering that comes in Tectonic’s new Open Cloud Services
catalog. It is fully supported, and with a single manifest,
users can create a secure, HA Vault service.
Tectonic 1.8 bundles the latest version of the preferred
monitoring solution for Kubernetes, delivering dramatic
performance improvements thanks to a rewritten storage engine.
Improved container runtime
stability and flexibility: Tectonic now manages the
installed version of the Docker Engine and updates it
automatically to the latest validated release, beginning with
relying on CoreOS to provide the enterprise-ready Kubernetes
infrastructure they trust to run their applications in the cloud or
hybrid environment of their choice,” said Rob Szumski, product
manager, Tectonic. “This Tectonic release is significant because it
gives infrastructure leaders and managers the ability to expose
these unique and powerful enterprise services to their teams, with
the benefits of automated operations without worry of being tied to
any one cloud provider.”