Cloud Computing Giants Add to Open Source Credentials With Kubernetes

Reported by NYTimes Bits Blog, A modest and geeky announcement by Google and a couple other big tech names on Thursday may be the summer's biggest development in a continuing fight over the future of huge global computing.

Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat, along with others, are joining Google in creating open source software to manage computing workloads across thousands of computer servers. Amazon Web Services, by far the largest cloud computing company, was notably absent from the announcement.

Called Kubernetes, the software project draws on a former Google top secret: how the search giant efficiently built and deployed powerful applications like search, mail and maps over its cloud computing system, one of the world's largest.

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