Australian Research Container Orchestration Services (ARCOS)

Find out about ARCOS

ARCOS have been working with the national community with the aim of establishing a national Kubernetes service.
After much community consultation, the group has released the first draft of
A National View of Containers and Kubernetes in Research. The paper articulates the challenges and opportunities of Containers and Kubernetes in the Australian Research domain.  Join the group and provide feedback on the paper and its recommendations.

Watch the latest webinar: ARCOS: A National View of Containers and Kubernetes in Research Webinar held as part of Data Science Week 2021

ARCOS Technical Working Group

One of the pivotal groups to help establish ARCOS this year will be the ARCOS Technical Working Group (ARCOS TWG). This group will be responsible for oversight and developing many of the more technical aspects of ARCOS including:

  • Best practices and standards

  • Reference implementations

  • Determining other shared infrastructure required

  • Development of training plans and materials for best practices

  • Establishment of Champions program and helping to identify candidates.


We encourage you to be a part of the ARCOS TWG. You can do so by sending a blank email to arcos.twg+subscribe@ardc.edu.au from the email address you want to register.


Terms Of Reference for the group are available here. Please be aware that participation requires a time commitment from participants including attendance at regular meetings every 2-3 weeks.


ARCOS Registry Working Group

The ARCOS Registry Working Group has been initiated to define the requirements, design and help build a National Containers Registry. The group meets regularly via zoon each fortnight. If you have an interest in participating, join the ARCOS group and send an email to Andy White who will add you to the invitation list.