CoreOS has added Microsoft Azure support to its Kubernetes distribution, which the company calls Tectonic, to help enterprises avoid cloud vendor lock-in. Tectonic previously supported Amazon Web Services and bare metal servers.
And the new version of Tectonic, 1.7, now supports one-click upgrades, so companies don't have to endure downtime to upgrade, Rob Szumski, CoreOS Tectonic product manager, tells Enterprise Cloud News.
"Hybrid readiness is what we're seeing every customer asking for. The CIOs of the Fortune 2000 are very wise to vendor lock-in on cloud," Szumski says.
Additionally, Tectonic 1.7 adds built-in monitoring alerts for events such as a lost node and application downtime, as well as traffic restrictions between containers for security.
CoreOS bills Tectonic as an "enterprise-ready Kubernetes stack," based on the standard upstream Kubernetes distribution, with management and security features and support for LDAP and SAML authentication protocols popular in the enterprise, Szumski says.
CoreOS is not ruling out support for other major cloud platforms, Google and IBM. "We're following customer demand," Szumski says. "Folks were clamoring for Azure support. We'll follow the customers where they want us to go.
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— Mitch Wagner Editor, Enterprise Cloud News
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