Hyperconverged Infrastructure Meets Hyperscale with Tectonic

By Kelsey Hightower
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Today at Nutanix .NEXT Conference, we will demo Tectonic, CoreOS’ platform that combines the CoreOS stack plus Kubernetes, on Nutanix. When technologies like Nutanix come together with technologies like Tectonic, the promise of container technology is easier to grasp. This is hyperconverged infrastructure with hyperscale.

What is Tectonic

Tectonic was developed by CoreOS, the company that created and maintains CoreOS Linux, etcd, rkt, fleet, flannel and many other open source projects that support containerized infrastructure. Tectonic is CoreOS’ commercial product that combines the CoreOS stack plus Kubernetes to provide an easy way for companies to see the benefits of containers quickly. Tectonic also provides a management console, corporate SSO integration, and an enterprise ready container registry. Many of the philosophies we live by here at CoreOS, were inspired by how Google runs their infrastructure and achieves scale. The goal of Tectonic is to provide this Google-like infrastructure for everyone else. We call this GIFEE.

What are Linux Containers

Linux containers have been around for a very long time, but it wasn’t until the introduction of Docker, that Linux containers became popular. Today containers hold promise to truly provide an increase in speed in development and therefore applications to market. We wake up everyday asking ourselves what happens in the future when everyone is able to operate at Google’s level at scale? That is exciting! At CoreOS, we are passionate about helping companies be successful using containers and seeing the benefits this type of infrastructure can bring to your business.

What is Kubernetes

We use Kubernetes, as the container cluster management layer in Tectonic. Kubernetes is an open source project that was created by Google. It was inspired by Borg, the technology used internally at Google to run applications like Gmail, Google maps, etc. at scale.

Today is only the start to our relationship with Nutanix, as we show the benefits of using Tectonic and Nutanix together.

Learn More About Tectonic, CoreOS and Kubernetes at .NEXT


Containers—What They Mean for the Future of Application Deployment
3:30 pm on Tuesday, June 9th, Room VS105

While containers have been around for a decade, Docker has made them popular and very easy to use – resulting in increasing, industry-wide interest. With a promise of fundamentally simplifying how applications are deployed and migrated across clouds, IT organizations are looking at technologies from Docker and Kubernetes to see how their infrastructure must evolve. Nutanix engineers and industry experts will provide a comprehensive overview of these technologies and explain what it means for your infrastructure.

And Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, will be part of the closing panel, alongside panelists Alan Cohen, Chief Commercial Officer, Illumio, Dheeraj Pandey, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nutanix and JR Rivers, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cumulus Networks.

The New Enterprise IT Stack
12:15 pm on Wednesday, June 10th, Keynote Room

The traditional enterprise IT stack — from the network to storage and compute to security services and the application layer — must dramatically change in order to accommodate today’s mobile and web applications. Virtualization was a step in the right direction…but more transformation is needed to accommodate new workloads, hybrid clouds, big data and accelerated development. API-centric distributed applications require that data centers can’t rely solely upon humans to manage granular and complex resources. Hear how today’s innovative leaders are disrupting the legacy stack, allowing applications to automatically provision resources. In doing so, they’re making it easy for both IT and developers to simplify operations, increase performance and lower TCO.