Mesosphere Announces Free Community Edition of Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), Available Now on Amazon Web Services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 9, 2015) - Mesosphere, creators of the Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) for managing datacenter and cloud resources at scale, today announced the availability of the Mesosphere DCOS Community Edition on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Customers obtain the Community Edition software free of charge via the Mesosphere website and deploy on AWS (AWS infrastructure charges still apply).

The Mesosphere DCOS Community Edition allows developers and operators to abstract their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances into a single pool of resources. For AWS's more than a million active customers on AWS, availability of DCOS provides an even more streamlined path to creating and deploying highly scalable applications -- as well as popular datacenter and big data services including HDFS, Kafka, Spark, and Hadoop -- all on the same cluster. Prominent companies already using Apache Mesos or the Mesosphere DCOS include Hubspot, Netflix and Yelp.

"We're excited to launch the DCOS Community Edition. It's the easiest way to get started with DCOS. There are no limits to size and no lock in, so organizations can standardize on it and scale their clusters to thousands or even tens of thousands of instances," said Florian Leibert, CEO and Co-founder of Mesosphere. "Mesosphere DCOS on AWS is a fast and reliable combination to build and deploy distributed applications at scale. Organizations can run their whole infrastructure on the DCOS, from Paas-like services with containers to modern big data workloads to continuous integration and deployment. We're excited to make this power and flexibility available today for our customers."

There are two editions of DCOS, the freely-available Community Edition offering the power of the Mesosphere DCOS at unlimited scale and the commercial-grade Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition requires a paid license and adds advanced user-authentication and security, 24x7 support from Mesosphere, and is available for companies that want to run DCOS in their on-premises environment, in the cloud, or across a hybrid environment.

"This is a huge milestone for Mesosphere as well as the Apache Mesos project," said Benjamin Hindman, Chief Architect and co-founder at Mesosphere, and co-creator of Apache Mesos at the University of California, Berkeley's AMPLab. "We founded the company to build an operating system at the scale of the datacenter, using Mesos as the kernel. With our release of the Community Edition of DCOS, any company or developer can easily tap into the many benefits that Mesos has brought to companies like Airbnb, Apple, Netflix, Twitter and Yelp."

The Mesosphere DCOS Community Edition builds upon the popular distributed systems kernel, Apache Mesos, which provides primitives for resource management, container-based isolation, and scheduling across entire datacenters and cloud environments. DCOS is a datacenter-scale operating system that brings a dashboard, command line interface, and common services for launching and managing distributed frameworks, with the same efficiencies that laptops and mobile OSes manage native applications. DCOS is designed for enterprise production environments, and optimized for security, fault tolerance, high availability and server utilization that allow companies to run distributed applications at scale.

Coming Soon
Users can also sign up for early access to beta versions for Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure that are expected to be generally available later in summer 2015.

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About Mesosphere
Mesosphere (Twitter: @Mesosphere) is building the datacenter operating system (DCOS) to help enterprises unlock the next generation of scale, efficiency and automation. The Mesosphere DCOS pools datacenter and compute resources, gives IT operators a much simpler administration model, and improves developer velocity with more modern abstractions and APIs for writing distributed systems. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mesosphere is headquartered in San Francisco with a second office in Hamburg, Germany.