For more than five years, DC/OS has enabled some of the largest, most sophisticated enterprises in the world to achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency, reliability, and scalability from their IT infrastructure. But now it is time to pass the torch to a new generation of technology: the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP). Why? Kubernetes has now achieved a level of capability that only DC/OS could formerly provide and is now evolving and improving far faster (as is true of its supporting ecosystem). That’s why we have chosen to sunset DC/OS, with an end-of-life date of October 31, 2021. With DKP, our customers get the same benefits provided by DC/OS and more, as well as access to the most impressive pace of innovation the technology world has ever seen. This was not an easy decision to make, but we are dedicated to enabling our customers to accelerate their digital transformations, so they can increase the velocity and responsiveness of their organizations to an ever-more challenging future. And the best way to do that right now is with DKP.
It's an exciting day at Mesosphere. We are opening up our Datacenter Operating System technology via a public beta period on two major cloud computing platforms. If you would like to test out DCOS on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, go ahead and sign up for access here.
The public beta period will allow anyone to become early experimenters and, hopefully, adopters of what will eventually become the new standard for infrastructure management.
DCOS presents the first real attempt to bring the infrastructure secrets of major web companies to companies of all shapes and sizes. At its core is the open source Apache Mesos technology, which acts as an OS kernel for managing an entire datacenter like a single computer. Only instead of including a bunch of custom-built OS services, DCOS has been integrated with all sorts of leading open source projects -- Hadoop, Cassandra, Kubernetes, Jenkins and more -- in order to provide these modern services alongside the automatic provisioning, scaling and failover capabilities that modern datacenter-scale applications require.
Mesos is an important piece of the IT puzzle at companies such as Twitter, Yelp, eBay and Netflix. You might have read last week that Apple has re-platformed the entire Siri backend on Mesos.
DCOS takes things further by building around and hardening Mesos, and wrapping everything in an easy-to-use command line and an easy-to-read dashboard interface. DCOS makes it ridiculously easy to deploy all of the distributed services mentioned above, and more, which makes it easier to build applications that take advantage of them. The open source Marathon framework that comes preinstalled lets companies get their own platform-as-a-service environments up and running in minutes.
We're marching fast toward general availability, but in the meantime we want to show off to the world what we've done -- and to start letting the world show us what they can do with it. Maybe build the next Twitter, the next high-tech hedge fund or the next Siri. Or, hopefully, do something completely new and awesome.
Sign up for public beta access here!