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. 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: