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CoreOS, Red Hat and Kubernetes Competition

Red Hat announced intention to buy CoreOS might affect the rest of the container ecosystem. Container runtime development will go forward, with perhaps more emphasis on the Kubernetes container runtime interface (CRI-O) project. However, the engineers at Docker, CoreOS and Red Hat continue to make...
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CoreOS’s Open Cloud Services Could Bring Cloud Portability to Container-Native Apps

With the release of Tectonic 1.8, CoreOS provides a way to easily deploy container-native applications as services, even across multiple service providers and in-house resources. “We take open source APIs, make them super easy to consume, and create a catalog of these things to run on top of...
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Rkt and Xen
The rkt community recently gained stage1-xen, a new stage1 based on the Xen Project hypervisor.

Cloud Native Apps and Security: The Case for CoreOS Rkt and Xen

CoreOS's rkt started at the beginning of 2014 as a security-focused alternative to Docker. The project aimed to create a signature verification of cloud-native apps by default; the intention was to guarantee the integrity of the apps. It also stepped away from the central-daemon design of Docker,...
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CNCF Accepts Both Docker’s containerd and CoreOS’ rkt as Incubation Projects

In a unanimous voting process that concluded Wednesday during KubeCon in Berlin, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Technical Oversight Committee approved Docker Inc.’s motion to donate containerd — the current incarnation of its core container runtime — as an official CNCF incubation project...
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CoreOS Donates its rkt Container Technology to CNCF

At the same time that Docker offered to donate its containerd technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), CoreOS did the same with its competing rkt. Containerd (pronounced “container dee”) and rkt (say “rocket”) are both container runtime facilities, managing container images, a...
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Takeaways from the Open Source Leadership Summit: Mainstream Open Source, Security, Policy, and Business Models

By Melissa Smolensky The 2017 Open Source Leadership Summit, put on by the Linux Foundation, brought together leaders from the open source community in Lake Tahoe last week to discuss timely open source topics. The topics that came up most throughout the conference included: open source becoming...
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8 Docker Security Rules to Live By

Odds are, software (or virtual) containers are in use right now somewhere within your organization, probably by isolated developers or development teams to rapidly create new applications. They might even be running in production. Unfortunately, many security teams don’t yet understand the security...
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Micro OS
A micro OS has a targeted focus on server workloads and optimizing containers; here are a few you should know about.

Four Micro OSes You Should Know About

What are micro operating systems and why should individuals and organizations focused on the cloud care about them? In the cloud, performance, elasticity, and security are all paramount. A lean operating system that facilitates simple server workloads and allows for containers to run optimally can...
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Testing Distributed Systems in Go

What is etcd etcd is a key-value store for the most critical data of distributed systems. Use cases include applications running on Container Linux by CoreOS, which enables automatic Linux kernel updates. CoreOS uses etcd to store semaphore values to make sure only subset of cluster are rebooting...
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CoreOS Updates its Tectonic Container Platform to Make Updates Easy

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...
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