Container company CoreOS announced today that it is extending the reach of Tectonic from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and bare metal environments. It’s now offering preview availability for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack.
It also announced that it’s extending Quay, its container image registry, so that it can manage and store Kubernetes applications that are composed of images and configuration files.
This announcement comes as CoreOS is seeing an increased demand for a cloud native containerized infrastructure from customers like BMW, CDK Global, and Ticketmaster that want more flexibility in where they can deploy their cloud applications.
Tectonic is CoreOS’ commercial container-orchestration product, and with this release, the Tectonic Installer can be repeatedly installed into new environments.
The installer will be released in open source, so the Kubernetes community can use this tool as well. This will give users the option to deploy Kubernetes on a number of cloud providers including Azure and OpenStack.
In Kubernetes, an application might have multiple container images and configuration files that are required to make it run in production. CoreOS Quay now allows users to store and manage these complete applications through a Kubernetes application registry.
Specifically, with Quay, automation can be applied to applications to make it easier to keep production environments configured consistently.
CoreOS has also extended its Kubernetes package manager — Helm —to interact with Quay to pull an application definition and then use that to retrieve the necessary images and apply the configurations to ensure the application has been deployed correctly.