CoreOS today launched an update to its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container management service that makes it easy for its users to enable automatic updates of both Kubernetes itself and the containers it manages.
Until now, it was surprisingly hard to keep a Kubernetes cluster updated without downtime. With this new service, which CoreOS calls “self-driving infrastructure,” users can choose to have Tectonic manage these updates for them without having to take their applications down. CoreOS previously enabled a similar functionality for its operating system (which it now calls Container Linux in a nod to how people are actually using it) and it’s now bringing the same features to Tectonic and the applications that run on top of it.
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