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Deploy production-ready containers today

Discover why Kubernetes, OpenShift, Mesos and Swarm run best on open infrastructure

Want to build a strategy around containers and OpenStack? Check out sessions from OpenStack users in Sydney.
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Run containers on bare metal or virtual machines with full enterprise storage and networking support

OpenStack is composable, open infrastructure that provides API-driven access to compute, storage and networking resources. The flexible platform allows you to deploy bare metal, virtual machines and container resources—all on a single network.

OpenStack supports the largest number of enterprise storage and networking systems today, and running Kubernetes with OpenStack allows you to seamless integrate containers into your environment.

While OpenStack is widely known as a private cloud platform, you can access the same open infrastructure immediately from dozens of public cloud providers around the world. Whether you want to run containerized applications on bare metal or VMs, OpenStack let’s you run containers the best way for your business.

OpenStack is very stable with the recent releases and I have no complaints for running cloud native applications and containers in my private cloud.
AsvinChandar Selvaraj
Senior Manager of Converged Infrastructure, FICO

Why are OpenStack users adopting containers 3x faster than the overall market?

Supports multiple orchestration tools including Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesos

Enables you to run containers in virtual machines or directly on bare metal

No silos in your data center: Integrates containers with important enterprise systems


What containers & Platform-as-a-Service tools are OpenStack users deploying?

Learn more about combining OpenStack and Kubernetes

How We Architected and Run Kubernetes on OpenStack at Scale at Yahoo! JAPAN

How We Architected and Run Kubernetes on OpenStack at Scale at Yahoo! JAPAN

Kubernetes on OpenStack - the Technical Details

Kubernetes on OpenStack - the Technical Details

Containers and Cloud: Exploring the OpenStack Opportunity with LivePerson

Containers and Cloud: Exploring the OpenStack Opportunity with LivePerson

Which is the best way to install Kubernetes on OpenStack?

Which is the best way to install Kubernetes on OpenStack?

Building OpenStack on Kubernetes for Zero Downtime Large Scale Production SaaS

Building OpenStack on Kubernetes for Zero Downtime Large Scale Production SaaS

OpenStack services support containers

OpenStack services are comprised of different composable projects that deliver programmable infrastructure. You can combine the services in different ways based on your use case, but there are some common patterns. When it comes to running containerized applications on OpenStack, it depends whether you want to run containers on bare metal, in virtual machines, or both.

There are a few OpenStack projects that may be of interest:

Networking
Neutron and Kuryr provide advanced network functions to libnetwork and CNI-based containers
Storage
Cinder block storage supports dozens of open source and enterprise storage systems, bringing the technology already in your datacenter to containers
Compute
Nova provides true cloud compute functionality on top of all major virtualization platforms while Ironic provides automatic access and provisioning of bare metal servers
Identity
Keystone integrates with existing authentication systems to provide multi-tenant identity management to cloud services
Container provisioning
Magnum service allows self-service provisioning of container orchestration engines like Kubernetes, Swarm and Mesos on top of virtual machines or bare metal
Deployment
Kolla and OpenStack-helm allow you to containerize the OpenStack control plane to ease deployment and management

Learn more in the OpenStack Project Navigator: www.openstack.org/software/project-navigator

The OpenStack Public Cloud Passport

With more than 60 availability zones across more than 20 countries, OpenStack providers collectively represent the broadest public cloud footprint.

Explore the OpenStack Global Passport Program, a collaborative effort between OpenStack public cloud providers that lets you experience the freedom, performance and interoperability of open source infrastructure.

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