Containers and OpenStack – Friends or Foes?

Containers have certainly shaken up the world of Cloud computing. The IaaS cloud management software known as OpenStack was built at a time when the compute infrastructure of choice was the Virtual Machine (VM). What does the move from VM to containers have in store for OpenStack? Is it a sign of the end or might this actually be a good thing for OpenStack’s future?

Kumulus Technologies CTO, Robert Starmer explains how OpenStack is trying to come to terms with this new technology. Several OpenStack projects – Kuryr, Magnum, Kolla, Higgins – are trying to address how OpenStack should work as an IaaS to provide infrastructure for container driven microservices style applications. He even delves into the possibility of how OpenStack might even be more efficiently run using containers! Click on the video above to watch!

Need a refresher/update on the current state of containers? Check out our recent post on how container technology is revolutionizing application delivery or check another 5MoC video Introduction to Containers.