The release of Tectonic 1.8 was announced on Tuesday by CoreOS it is a Kubernetes container management platform

It is an open cloud service that offers enterprises an alternative cloud vendors’ proprietary services and APIs –It helps customers to build their infrastructures within the hybrid environments of their choice

CoreOS Open Cloud Services which are available on demand to Tectonic users in their own environment, automate a variety or maintenance tasks — from regular, one-click, zero-downtime updates to disaster recovery and horizontal scaling. The platform targets infrastructure owners and admins

These Open Cloud Services are unique in that they are not limited to any single computer platform. enterprise users will have freedom of true portability across a hybrid infrastructure

Reza Shafii, vice president of product at CoreOS said “We are seeing IT departments becoming more overwhelmed at the increasing loads they are asked to handle as migration to public cloud containers continues,”

Shafii said. “The new release introduces the first Open Cloud Service with Vault as an alternative to proprietary services such as the AWS Key Management Service.”

The CoreOS Open Cloud Services Catalog includes three key elements: the distributed key-value store that is the brain of Kubernetes; Prometheus, an open source monitoring solution and Vault, a cloud-native secrets management tool.

Tectonic platform releases are built on a foundation of upstream Kubernetes code with no forks or custom patches. Tectonic software services are not limited to any single compute platform.

Tectonic 1.8 Key Factors

The value of any new technology depends on factors that include flexibility, ease of use, and the ability to be easily adapted to existing compute infrastructures and platforms, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The Tectonic strategy fits the intent of the open source movement.

That approach is central to CoreOS’ new version of Tectonic, and its ability to support automated container functions within hybrid and multiplatform IT infrastructures, King told LinuxInsider.

King said ” It also mirrors the shift among many businesses toward deploying IT services internally,” and making sure they “are as user-friendly and seamless to deploy and manage as public clouds. Overall, this looks like a wise move by CoreOS that will be welcomed by many existing and prospective customers.”