Upcoming DC/OS Release Dates
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.
We have some updates on the current estimated dates for DC/OS releases. All the dates are tentative, but in the interest of transparency and coordination we wanted to let you know about them anyway. The 1.10 dates are especially fuzzy and will get more defined as the release gets closer.
For all of these releases, we will do our best to alert everyone about changes 2 weeks in advance, or as soon as we know about changes (if we have less than 2 weeks notice).
DC/OS 1.8.5 (lots of bug fixes):
- Next communication update: 10/10
- Preliminary Testing: 10/10
- Release: 10/13
DC/OS 1.9 (pods):
- Preliminary Testing for EA: 10/17
- EA: 10/20
- Preliminary Testing for GA: 11/04
- GA: 11/11
- EA: 12/15
- GA: 1/30
Revised dates as of 11/05/2016
The plan for pods included a lot of work, and because we'd like to focus on stability and maturity when cutting major releases we've decided to roll that work into into the planned 1.10 release, and call the combined release 1.9 instead.
New estimated dates are as follows:
- 1.9 release candidate - 12/15/2016
- 1.9 general availability - 1/26/2017
We would love for anyone interested to get involved in preliminary release testing! If you would like to participate just keep an eye on this mailing list. We'll be sending out more details about it as our testing dates approach.