Mesosphere Joins Open Container Project to Provide Container-based Solutions

By CIOReview | Friday, July 3, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Mesosphere, a company that builds operating system for data centers, announces its association with the Open Container Project (OCP). OCPs lightweight, open governance structure is formed under the auspices of the Linux Foundation to enable users and companies to continue to innovate and develop container-based solutions.

Containers are a fundamental software technology for Mesosphere. For them joining this project is an important step towards ensuring that application containers remain on their current path of revolutionizing the way applications are developed and deployed

Mesosphere is proud to be founding members of the Open Container Project. According to them, an open, standard and stable container format will let customers spend less time worrying about what type of building blocks they’re using and instead focus their energies on building the best house.

A broad coalition of industry leaders and users joined forces to create the OCP. Managed under a vendor-neutral, open source, open governance model, the OCP will remain independent from any company or company-sponsored project.

The founders of the OCP include Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware. As part of the new Project, Docker will donate both draft specifications and its existing code around an image format and container runtime to serve as cornerstone technologies under the governance of the OCP.

“Containers are revolutionizing the computing industry and delivering on the dream of application portability. With the Open Container Project, Docker is ensuring that fragmentation won’t destroy the promise of containers. Users, vendors and technologists of all kinds will now be able to collaborate and innovate with the assurance that neutral open governance provides. We applaud Docker and the other founding members for having the will and foresight to get this done,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, Linux Foundation.