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How do containers scale on OpenStack?

Date published: 
16 Nov 2016

The OpenStack community has been developing support for containers for over two years since the Paris Summit. Containers are now alive and well on OpenStack: not only can users easily deploy containers but OpenStack services themselves have been well containerized, as evident in projects such as Kolla and OpenStack Ansible. The next natural question is, how do containers scale? In other words, what happens when ten of thousands containers are deployed in the cloud? And how do they perform?