OpenStack Magnum Brings Containers to the Cloud

Wednesday Aug 12th 2015 by Sean Michael Kerner
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Adrian Otto, Project Technical Leader for Magnum, discusses the challenges and opportunities of containers in the cloud.

Docker containers and the OpenStack cloud have had a multi-year history that hasn't been all that successful — but that's something that could be changing now with the OpenStack Magnum project.

Magnum is an OpenStack project that integrates bays of containers into OpenStack. Magnum In a video interview with ServerWatch, Adrian Otto, Distinguished Engineer at Rackspace and PTL for Magnum, discusses what Magnum is all about.

Docker containers first landed in OpenStack as a driver in the Nova compute project, which isn't the most ideal place, according to Otto.

"Magnum is about allowing an orchestration of containers, using a bay," Otto explained.

The Magnum bay is the abstraction for where a container orchestration engine would go. One such engine example is Kubernetes and another is Docker Swarm.

Watch the full video interview with Adrian Otto below:

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