Today is a big day for Kubernetes, as it hits its 1.0 release milestone. Kubernetes provides a solid foundation for running container-based infrastructure providing API driven deployment, service discovery, monitoring and load balancing. It is exciting progress towards bringing industry-wide Google-like infrastructure for everyone else (GIFEE) through community-built open source software.
The Kubernetes project has come a long way in just over a year, with many API improvements and more recently a focus on stability and scalability. If you haven't tried Kubernetes recently it is a worthwhile experience and can get you thinking how containers can be more easily used in real-world deployments: whether it is doing your first rolling upgrade of your containerized app or using DNS service discovery between components.
For those that want to try Kubernetes 1.0 on CoreOS, we have put together some easy-to-read open source guides to run Kubernetes 1.0 on CoreOS. And as always if you need help try us on the #coreos irc channel or coreos-user mailing list.
When we started building CoreOS Linux two years ago we wanted to encourage people to run infrastructure in a secure, distributed and consistent manner. This required many components along the way, including new datastores like etcd, container runtimes like Docker & rkt, and cluster wide application deployment, orchestration, and service discovery like Kubernetes. Today, CoreOS is joining a new foundation along with Google, Twitter, Huawei and other industry partners to collaborate and build the technologies that are changing how people are thinking about infrastructure software. This new foundation, the Cloud Native Foundation, is being launched in partnership with the Linux Foundation and will shepherd the industry collaboration around Kubernetes and other projects moving forward.
For companies who want help building their infrastructure in this this manner we are also announcing that Tectonic is now in Preview, this includes: 24x7 support, a friendly web-based console, and deployment guides for AWS and on your own hardware. We invite you to read more about Tectonic Preview on our Tectonic blog.
Also today, we are launching Kubernetes Training. The first workshops will be delivered by Kelsey Hightower, product manager, developer and chief advocate at CoreOS, and will take place on August 5 in Portland, August 7 in Seattle and August 10 in San Francisco.
By joining these workshops, you will learn more about Kubernetes, CoreOS, Docker and rkt and leave knowing Kubernetes Core Concepts, how to enable and manage key cluster add-ons such as DNS, monitoring, and the UI, how to configure nodes for the Kubernetes networking model and how to manage applications with Kubernetes deployment patterns.
For a limited time, the workshops will be available at a special rate for only the cost materials. Sign-up for a workshop in your area early they will fill-up fast.
The CoreOS team is at OSCON this week and you have three ways to find us: