Run your datacenter like Facebook does with Mesosphere, Equinix and the OCP
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.
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- DCOS: DCOS turns racks of servers into a single logical computer, allowing developers to launch applications, or software architects to launch entire distributed systems, by simply telling DCOS how many resources they require. DCOS can run scores of Docker containers, big data systems such as Apache Spark and much more, providing advanced capabilities for high availability, resource isolation and more. Because DCOS offers a standard user experience, customers can easily move applications across cloud, local and hosted resources.
- OCP hardware: OCP provides open source hardware designs for racks, servers, network switches and more. OCP gear is designed to be modular, meaning users can tweak designs to their own needs (around, say, CPUs, RAM and bandwidth) and even swap out "pluggable" server components with newer or different ones. Facebook's Wedge design brings this same level of modularity to top-of-rack switches.
- Equinix datacenters: A global leader in network and datacenter services, Equinix facilities are much more than just leased space to install your server racks. Equinix provides direct connections to leading cloud providers such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, as well as interconnection to leading network providers and cloud services, and close proximity to partners and customers. Its facilities are designed for maximum efficiency, uptime and performance.