Mesosphere announce open source project backed by Canonical

John Zannos

John Zannos

on 19 April 2016

Today Mesosphere announced the open source release of the DC/OS (Datacenter Operating System) Project, backed by dozens of partners including Canonical. DC/OS supplies an operating system model for the datacenter building on the Apache Mesos environment.


The DC/OS project is an open source technology and a building ecosystem of more than 50 partners. The project was initiated by Mesosphere with participation from companies like Yelp, Microsoft, Accenture and Canonical. DC/OS lets you run applications on an entire data center in the same way you deploy and operate application on your cellphone. Partners participating in the DC/OS project will participate in growing DC/OS in their own way. DC/OS participants will either integrate their technology into DC/OS or will layer their technology on top of DC/OC. Some participants are operators that will leverage DC/OS inside their operations or data centers.

Canonical will be bringing the Ubuntu Operating System as the leading cloud and scale-out application operating system to the project. We will be working with the project to leverage Juju (Canonical’s service model) to help further automate and simplify the deployment of DC/OS. Lastly, we will be looking to incorporate LXD technology (the hypervisor for containers) to help managed the containers embedded within DC/OS. Canonical customers require the ability to deploy scale-out applications in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. In private and public clouds Ubuntu is the leading Operating System for cloud environments and scale-out applications. DC/OS is a natural expansion of the capabilities of the hybrid cloud. DC/OS delivers an open source operating system concept allowing a datacenter to act as system to pull together compute resources for scale-out applications. We and Mesosphere are focused on simplifying and automating the challenge of operating at massive scale.

Canonical believe that the cloud market benefits from choice and openness. This is what allows the best technologies to support the needs and requirements of our customers. DC/OS is a natural fit to supply more choice and benefit to cloud customers. Canonical is glad to be part of the DC/OS Project launch.

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