Introducing a Brand New Tutum: A Container Platform

We first want to say THANK YOU to our users for all of your support during our beta. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we are making Tutum better than ever. As many have requested, you can now use Tutum with any Cloud provider as your host.

The new version of Tutum will behave the same way as it does now. While Tutum won’t be doing the actual hosting, it will continue to manage and automate operations, deployments, scaling, etc. for your containerized applications, as well as the underlying infrastructure.

Native support for Digital Ocean is already here, and we’ll soon be adding Amazon Web Services to the mix. You should expect other major IaaS Cloud Providers and a bring-your-own-host model to join that list in the near future.

The objective of Tutum is to become a complete container platform on which to build, deploy and manage your containerized applications. The end goal is to provide a service that is simple, but does not compromise on control and flexibility.

Tutum is still in beta and it will likely be a few more months before we remove the beta tag. However, while in beta you can expect the service to behave as if it were in production mode. We will attempt to minimize all breaking changes, and provide workarounds when breaking changes are unavoidable.

As a small preview of what’s to come, here’s a list of key features that are currently on our roadmap:

  • Build from Dockerfile
  • Git integration
  • Advanced scheduling/deployment algorithms
  • Support for Volumes
  • Docker Image management

As far as pricing is concerned, we want to offer Tutum free to everyone while we’re in Beta. Tutum will eventually become a paid service, but don’t worry, we’re committed to offering a free forever Developer tier. We want to build the best container platform for our users.

We’re activating existing Tutum accounts on a rolling basis for the new service, available at http://dashboard.tutum.co. You will be able to access the new version of Tutum in the next few weeks using your existing credentials.

Your feedback is essential for the future development of Tutum. We want to become the indispensable service developers and ops need and deserve in this brave new world of containerization.

If you’ve stumbled upon Tutum in your search for a cutting-edge Docker solution, we look forward to impressing you 🙂

  • The Tutum Team

PS. We will be phasing out the current version of Tutum (http://app.tutum.co) and will terminate service on November 1st, 2014. If you have any questions on how to migrate to the new Tutum, please reach out to us atsupport@tutum.co or at our new support site at http://support.tutum.co

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6 comments on “Introducing a Brand New Tutum: A Container Platform
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  5. […] Tutum was one of first startups to build on the trendy container technology that Docker released under an open-source license in 2013. Initially Tutum provided infrastructure for hosting container-based applications, but after picking up venture capital funding last year, Tutum ditched that service (incidentally, so did Docker) and directed its focus toward container deployment and management. […]

  6. […] Tutum was one of first startups to build on the trendy container technology that Docker released under an open-source license in 2013. Initially Tutum provided infrastructure for hosting container-based applications, but after picking up venture capital funding last year, Tutum ditched that service (incidentally, so did Docker) and directed its focus toward container deployment and management. […]

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