CoreOS Expands Kubernetes Control With Redspread Acquisition
The purchase of container management vendor Redspread is the container startup's second acquisition.CoreOS on Oct. 17 announced the acquisition of privately held container management vendor Redspread. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. Redspread got its start in the Y Combinator cyber accelerator for technology startups and was officially launched in March. Coincidentally, CoreOS was also originally part of Y Combinator, graduating in 2013. To date, CoreOS has raised $48 million in funding to help fuel its container efforts. The acquisition of Redspread is the second acquisition by CoreOS and comes more than two years after CoreOS' acquisition of quay.io in 2014. "Redspread is really focused on the end user and helping business to adopt Kubernetes," Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, told eWEEK. "That's very much aligned with what we're doing in Tectonic, which is CoreOS' Kubernetes product." CoreOS first launched Tectonic in April 2015 as a commercially supported distribution of the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration project. Kubernetes, which was originally started by Google, recently unveiled its 1.4 release with added security features. By having the Redspread team join CoreOS, the goal is to accelerate development on Tectonic, Polvi said.
The core of Redspread's technology is the company's open-source Spread project. Spread provides capabilities around version control for Kubernetes that will be very useful to Tectonic users, according to Polvi.