As critical as container orchestration itself might be, most IT organizations view that capability as the means to a larger end. To drive that point home even further, Mesosphere this week has released an update to its DC/OS platform that provides access to more than 100 different data services based on containers, all deployable via a single click. Those services span everything from data services based on offerings from Alluxio, DataStax, Couchbase, Elastic and Redis Labs to message queues and analytics engines.
While other container orchestration platforms might have broader vendor support, Ed Hsu, vice president of product marketing, says DC/OS hosts more containers running in production environments than any other platform. A recent survey of slightly fewer than 500 users of Mesosphere found that 62 percent of the respondents are running containers in a production environment.
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