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In Cloud Software Wars, Mesosphere Bows to Kubernetes

Google appears to have won a long-running technology war in the corporate market.

Mesosphere, a startup that makes software for managing applications in data centers, is surrendering to its main rival, Kubernetes, a Google-created software, according to two people with knowledge of Mesosphere’s plans. Mesosphere is soon expected to allow its flagship product, an operating system for data centers, to run Kubernetes as well as its own competing technology called Marathon.

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The company’s shift is the latest sign of how Kubernetes is emerging as an industry standard for running large numbers of complex applications.