Open source project Mesosphere is finding its way onto Google Compute Engine with Mesos clusters now available to Google customers.
Mesosphere is bringing its Mesos clusters to Google Compute Engine, enabling Google's (GOOG) cloud users to launch Mesos clusters on the public cloud. This provides customers with the ability to abstract basic devops, simplifying the data center so it looks to developers more like a single piece of hardware.
The open source Mesos project is a cluster management tool that is meant to simplify the complexity of running apps on a shared pool of servers. Essentially, the project, which has still yet to grow in popularity (yet?), enables organizations to scale applications more simply.
According to Mesosphere and Google, public cloud customers are now able to launch and deploy a Mesos cluster in no more than 10 minutes. As noted by TechCrunch, there are two installations available—a four-instance development cluster and an 18-instance, production-ready cluster. Management of Mesos clusters has also been added to the Google Cloud dashboard.
But the launch of Mesos clusters on Google Cloud is only the beginning in terms of Google's and Mesosphere's partnership. Mesosphere has also signed onto Google's fledgling Kubernetes open source project. Mesosphere has integrated support for Kubernetes, which enables the management of Docker containers from within Mesosphere's tools.
It's a relationship that could bring extra attention to both of the open source projects. Neither are yet stars in the world of open source projects, but with more vendors signing on to support the likes of Kubernetes, Google's project could grow; and with that growth and the partnership with Mesosphere, it could garner greater attention and usage of Mesos clusters, as well.
TechCrunch speculated that Mesosphere could in time be acquired by Google, and depending on how the relationship plays out, it might make sense sometime down the road.