There has been a rumor around that Open Stack is interested in a private cloud as it could be a platform for data backup solutions and managing containers. Jonathan Bryce, executive director at Open Stack, recently made an argument about it, which PayPal, Comsat and other users of Open Stack agreed with it.

Bryce highlighted the 451 research report by Open Stack, which stated the challenges faced by the organization in implementing and managing the containers at a much larger scale. It included the Zun, Magnum, and Heat projects by Open Stack for container management. You avail services of Open Stack and Containers after paying for it.

Container software such as Docker, Core OS’ Rocket or rkt, and Linux C groups are said to be complementary to Open Stack because of their mutual users.

However, there was a slight hint of tension between Open Stack and container software regarding their alliance. While the alliance is generally welcomed with excited reactions, there has been a growing opinion that Open Stack should remain as a developer team hosting and software production as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS), letting the container management software act as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

The 451 Research stated that a recent trend towards Open Stack had been noticed apart from container management and orchestration software. It is more competitive, being served as the management layer. This kind of competition might even turn into a container management and orchestration software, like Docker Swarm, Tectonic, Kubernetes, and many others.

Amazon’s recent E2C and Google’s container service can be viewed as data backup solutions for the cloud that could do the same. Their container management system could be easily replaced by private cloud infrastructure.