Product, Use Cases

Learn about the DCOS on the new Mesosphere docs site

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.

Jan 29, 2016



Good documentation is important for any software product, no matter how simple or complex the technology is in practice. Mesosphere recently invested months revamping our documentation experience, and we're proud to finally be able to share it with the world. It has never been easier to find the right information about how to install and run Apache Mesos, our Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) or anything in between.


The first thing you'll notice when you visit the new site at is the search engine. It's front and center, and ready to serve you. Let's say you've heard that our Marathon technology is a great platform for running Docker containers in production, so you want to see what documentation we have on that topic.




Bam! There are, at the moment, 8 results. We've already beefed up the quantity and quality of our available documentation, and in the months to come we'll be adding more and better documentation on this topic and many others.




Once you're in a document—in this case, the top result from above—you'll notice that they are remarkably easy to read. They offer step-by-step walkthroughs and architectural diagrams where applicable. The sidebar makes it easy to navigate to other areas via an index, as well offering a table of contents for each post and links to related content.




We're also giving users more methods to interact with our documentation beyond simply searching for and reading the content. At the bottom of every page, you'll have the option to share the page, print it, save it as a PDF or submit feedback on the content. You can also print or download entire sections.




Please visit the new documentation site, check it out and give us your feedback. We want to make the site as useful as possible, so you feel confident you'll find the answers you need and will keep coming back as new questions arise.

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