The most prominent element of the DCOS is the sophistication of its container organization technology. Containers are isolated guest virtual machines installed on top of a hardware node connected to an applications operating system. This process altogether is called container based virtualization and allows the virtual machines to run the operating system of the host without having the system completely installed (Rouse, 1). Container organization technology is important because more modern apps may require the deployment of multiple containers to run an application and the software provided by Mesosphere's DCOS allows enterprises to manage the deployment and grouping of all the containers.
Mesosphere will only continue to grow between this massive injection of funding coupled with collaboration with its new backers. Thanks to this collaboration DCOS will be run on Linux and Windows Server in just a few months, also a 1.0 version of Marathon, Mesosphere's current container orchestration program, is expected to launch around the same time. This news is coupled with the announcement of Velocity, a prototype program for continuous integration and deployment only proves that Mesosphere will soon be more than just a small cloud computing startup. The growth of Mesosphere could be indicative of a potential trend in the direction of IT in that some enterprises will choose a container or cloud based product to run an operating system versus installing operating systems on their own personal hardware.