OpenStack's future: Docker workloads on Kubernetes

OpenStack distributor Mirantis will work with Google and Intel to repackage the cloud platform for deployment via Docker containers managed with Kubernetes.

This is the most radical reworking of OpenStack yet, with major implications for Google’s planned open standard and open source hybrid cloud. It also shows how much OpenStack’s future depends on containers.

Containerize all the things!

The plan is to rework OpenStack’s deployment system, Fuel, so that OpenStack will run as a series of Docker containers on a minimal Linux installation derived from Debian and Ubuntu. General availability for this reworked OpenStack is expected in the first quarter of 2017.

Fuel will use Kubernetes to manage the containers, and to accomplish that, Mirantis will come on board as a major contributor to the Kubernetes project.