March 15, 2016

Mesos Will Support Multiple Container Formats with Unified Containerizer

Apache Mesos has been supporting Docker as an alternate to its own default container since late 2014. But now the popular open source cluster scheduler platform  is nearing completion on a more simplified approach that intends to replace both of the two existing containers in the hopes of easing future development of frameworks.

In addition to this goal, this new âunified containerizerâ will allow newer container formats to be much more easily added into Mesos. Projects like rkt, appc and any future workout of the Open Container Initiative are alternatives to the more well-known Docker format that will likely become more prevalent over time as each finds their niche use case.

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