With an $8.5M investment from Accel and Madrona Venture Group Heptio begins its Mission - Bring Kubernetes to the enterprise. In other words, another startup reaching for the title of becoming the data center operating system. As we've mentioned before there are lots (at least 20?) that are in one way or another are out for the same piece of enterprise real estate. For awhile it wasn’t clear what exactly was the status of Kubernetes since there wasn’t a Docker like relationship between the the open source world to Kubernetes. That changed with this funding announcement. Now that Kubernetes has a “step father” relationship in the commercial software world we a barrier for adoption might have been removed.
A year ago it seemed chaotic and hard to distinguish one company versus another in terms of what they were building and why. As we move into the last part of 2016 many companies in the Container arena are focusing on the importance of the Data Center Operating System (DC/OS). By our latest count there are at least ten organizations wanting to be the DC/OS of the future - Amazon, Apcera, Core OS, Docker, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rackspace and VMware. More
Focus On Containers Analysis: In a positive move for Docker, CloudLinux has released KuberDock, an application for service providers to host 70,000-plus Docker applications from Docker Hub for small businesses. Service providers’ technical requirements differ from the enterprise, says CloudLinux CEO Igor Seletskiy, because hosting firms must face divergent demands from many small customers. KuberDock’s container orchestration framework, which launches in hours, was built exclusively for service providers and supports multi-tenant environments for hosting Docker containers. More