Red Hat has announced the first steps for integrating CoreOS Tectonic, Quay, and Container Linux with Red Hat’s robust container and Kubernetes-based solutions portfolio. Acquired with CoreOS in January 2018, Tectonic and Container Linux will help drive automation at every layer of the cloud-native stack, backed by Red Hat’s commitment to enterprise-grade stability and support. This automation will extend to Red Hat’s robust independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystem, enabling them to more easily deliver and maintain applications and services on top of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across hybrid environments with the simplicity of public clouds.
“We strongly believe that the integration of CoreOS’ automation technologies with Red Hat’s powerful infrastructure solutions will redefine the hybrid cloud, meshing the simplicity of public cloud deployments with the enhanced security of private cloud computing. Previously, enterprises had to choose between public cloud lock-in for ease-of-use or managing the complexity of a hybrid IT environment to retain full control over workloads and data. Now, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform settles this argument, delivering automation across the entire container stack, from the underlying operating system to the application services, to make hybrid IT easier to consume while retaining enhanced security, driving a new model for how enterprises perceive the open hybrid cloud,” said Ashesh Badani, Vice President & General Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat.
Tectonic, CoreOS’ enterprise Kubernetes solution, offered a powerful way to manage large Kubernetes footprints through automated “over-the-air” updates. With this feature, systems administrators and IT managers can more easily roll-out upgrades to entire Tectonic clusters and underlying Container Linux hosts all via an automated process. Now, Red Hat will integrate this capability with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat’s comprehensive enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution, as automated operations.
CoreOS also established the concept of “operators” within Kubernetes, application-specific controllers that extend the Kubernetes API to create, configure, and manage instances of complex stateful applications on behalf of a Kubernetes user. This effectively takes the “human knowledge” of managing a Kubernetes application and builds it into software, making typically challenging workloads easier to deploy and maintain on Kubernetes.
Red Hat CoreOS will provide the foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated for customers who prefer an immutable infrastructure-based Kubernetes platform with automated updates. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform will also continue to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux, for customers who prefer a traditional lifecycle and packaging as the foundation for their Kubernetes deployments.