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Data Center Management Darling Mesosphere Embraces Open Source ( 19

An anonymous reader writes: Cloud computing startup Mesosphere has opted to open-source its data center management platform. This move is backed by Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Cisco Systems and roughly 60 other tech partners. The three-year-old San Francisco company's datacenter operating system (DCOS) was built as an operating system for all services in a data center to function as one pool of resources. Capabilities include the quick, app store-like installation of more than 20 complex distributed systems, including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Cassandra, Mesosphere said in an announcement. Although some of the company's technologies were already available as open source, others were propriety until now. Mesosphere said it welcomes additional enterprises interested in partnering on this open source project.Wired has more details on this in its slightly enthusiastic report titled You want to build an empire like Google's? This is your OS.
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Data Center Management Darling Mesosphere Embraces Open Source

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  • by Penguinisto ( 415985 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2016 @11:04AM (#51947429) Journal

    I'm just gonna leave this here: []

  • DCOS (Score:5, Interesting)

    by IMightB ( 533307 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2016 @11:20AM (#51947549) Journal

    I attended UberConf last year in Denver, and heard a presentation regarding DCOS. It is an interesting project, it was extremely easy to configure, I basically had an 8 node cluster running in AWS in minutes. It was also very easy to install kubernetes, and several other "cloudy" applications.

    If I remember correctly, all I had to do was something like

    dcos install kubernetes

    I took it down due to lack of interest within my org. But may resurrect it to check it out again.

    • I have a hard time believing that "dcos install kubernetes" wasn't a strong enough business argument to give you unlimited budget to play with DCOS. What were they thinking?
    • by xeoron ( 639412 )
      Mesosphere is suppose to be taking the concept of OpenStack to the next evolutionary level using the next more recent concepts that have been released on how Google's BORG worked it (Google has evolved past this, but everyone else is still catching up).
  • by ndykman ( 659315 ) on Wednesday April 20, 2016 @02:08PM (#51949401)

    From the blog post:

    "Partners include cloud computing providers such as Microsoft -- whose dedication to open source software was a catalyst for the project's creation"

    And that's not nearly as an odd statement as it would have been two years ago.

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