The Kubernetes Battleground Will Get Bloody
Now that Kubernetes has become something close to a standard technology for the orchestration layer of container deployments, the market for enterprise-grade Kubernetes management platforms is poised to become viciously competitive this year.
Hype-rscale cloud providers have locked in their Kubernetes offerings. While Google has an advantage as the initial developer of the technology, Microsoft has aggressively invested in building out a managed Kubernetes platform. AWS also launched a Kubernetes service late last year.
On the private cloud side, OpenStack startups like Platform9 and Mirantis have joined the Kubernetes fray. Rancher Labs, another prominent container startup, has gone all in on Kubernetes.
And even Docker, which offered a rival technology, has decided to support the container orchestrator.
Red Hat, by acquiring CoreOS, may have fired the first salvo in the coming war.