Mesosphere Inc. will make its Datacenter Operating System, (DCOS), available on the cloud as a public beta program.
Mesosphere is a container-focused cluster management tool that uses a distributed systems kernel, based on the Apache Mesos project. It allows you to run containerized workloads on Linux at scale. It abstracts various datacenter services like memory, storage, and other compute resources and presents them as one pool that can be programmed against.
According to the company, it aims to use the hyperscale technology used by Web giants like Twitter, eBay, and Netflix to help organizations of all sizes.
The company stated that the Mesosphere DCOS is a new type of 0S that organizes all your machines, VMs and cloud instances into one pool of intelligently shared resources.
The DCOS allows for automatic provisioning, scaling, and failover to Linux applications that are built with integrated Big Data technologies like Hadoop and Spark, or container technologies like Kubernetes.
[Click on the image to see a larger view.] Mesosphere DCOS Dashboard (source : Mesosphere). Mesosphere announced last week that its public beta program would be hosted on Amazon Web Services Inc., (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.
In a blog post last Wednesday, Derrick Harris, a company executive, stated that DCOS is the first attempt to make the infrastructure secrets of major Web firms available to companies of all sizes. “At its core, the open-source Apache Mesos technology acts as an OS kernel to manage an entire datacenter like one computer. DCOS integrates with many of the most popular open-source projects, instead of including custom-built OS services.
The DCOS includes the open-source Mesos core and other components such as Marathon an init system, Chronos for running cron jobs, Hadoop Distributed File System, HDFS for storage, and DNS to discover services.
It can be accessed via a command line interface (CLI), which can be used to debug apps, start and stop services, and manage clusters. The company stated that a dashboard gives real-time information about running tasks and resources, and that a repository provides certified services for datacenters that can be easily installed.
Harris stated that while we are moving quickly towards general availability, we want to show the world what we have done and to let the world show us what it can do. He invited interested parties to sign up to the public beta. “Maybe build next Twitter, next high-tech hedge funds or next Siri. Or, perhaps, create something completely new, and awesome.”