Mesosphere Declares ‘Container 2.0,’ the Stateful Era


Touting the rise of what it’s calling Container 2.0, Mesosphere says it’s time for containers to support real-time, stateful decision making.

To that end, Mesosphere today announced partnerships with three software vendors that have a hand in real-time applications: Confluent, DataStax, and Lightbend. The three companies‘ applications are now supported on DC/OS, Mesosphere’s data center operating system.

As containers mature, they’re being used for more complex tasks — distributed applications, in particular. Originally, a container was meant to hold one application and its dependencies, such as libraries. Now, developers are interested in developing distributed applications that will run on multiple containers spread across multiple machines, says Tobi Knaup, Mesosphere’s CTO.

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