CenturyLink continues open-source momentum with contribution of Docker, Chef and vSphere projects
Thu 30 Jul 2015
New tools allow Chef provisioning of vSphere, improve Docker usability
July 20, 2015 – CenturyLink, Inc. today announced it has contributed three projects to the open-source community designed to improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies.
The projects are:
– Chef provisioning driver for vSphere simplifies the process to provision Chef nodes on VMware vSphere infrastructure, filling a gap for enterprise developers who use VMware for their core virtualisation technology.
– Lorry.io, a tool for creating, composing and validating Docker Compose YAML files, makes it easy to share and deploy entire applications composed of Docker containers.
– ImageLayers.io enables developers to visualise Docker images and the layers that compose them, see how each command in the Dockerfile contributes to the final image and compare multiple Docker images side-by-side.
“The embrace of open-source technologies within the enterprise continues to rise, and we are proud to be huge open-source advocates and contributors at CenturyLink,” said Jared Wray, senior vice president of platforms at CenturyLink. “We believe it’s critical to be active in the open-source community, building flexible and feature-rich tools that enable new possibilities for developers.”
CenturyLink and its employees have made many open-source contributions. Examples from the past year include Panamax, a Docker management platform; Dray, used to manage Docker workflows; a Cloud Total Cost of Ownership tool; and a Cloud Cost Estimator tool for CenturyLink Cloud. CenturyLink also has active roles in open-source projects and consortiums such asOpenStack and The Cloud Foundry Foundation.
CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centres in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fibre network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.