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2017 is the year Kubernetes becomes the backbone of distributed systems. In 2016, the Kubernetes community greatly expanded as more people understood the potential of container orchestration.

Premiered at Tectonic Summit 2016, learn more about how the industry is viewing the future of Kubernetes.

A new year and a new milestone release of etcd. Hot on the heels of 17 bugfix releases to etcd 3.0, two alphas, and two release candidates, the etcd team is proud to announce etcd 3.1. This edition of etcd features performance, reliability, and API enhancements over the 3.0 series. It also introduces the first iteration of the etcd v3 gRPC proxy, a smart proxy for offloading client requests away from the core cluster.

Announcing CoreOS Fest 2017

We are happy to announce that the third

CoreOS etcd’s first commits happened some three and a half years ago, and a lot has changed since that initial version 0 of the etcd API. etcd version 3, introduced last summer, offers a streamlined, gRPC-based API and dramatic performance improvements over both competitive solutions and its own prior versions, while maintaining the distributed reliability and rolling upgrade capabilities that make etcd manageable in production.

Docker just released docker 1.12.6 with a fix for a vulnerability in RunC (CVE-2016-9962). The security advisory states:

CoreOS is back from the holidays and a successful Tectonic Summit! We’re kicking off the year with team members at conferences like ShmooCon, FOSDEM and Container World. Join us in making 2017 a great year for containers.

This was originally posted at Gopher Academy Advent 2016 blog series.

Intel's Clear Containers technology allows admins to benefit from the ease of container-based deployment without giving up the security of virtualization. For more than a year, rkt's KVM stage1 has supported VM-based container isolation, but we can build more advanced security features atop it.

At Tectonic Summit on Monday, we discussed the core premise of CoreOS: securing the internet and applying operational knowledge into software. We shared how CoreOS makes infrastructure run well and update itself automatically, from Container Linux by CoreOS, to CoreOS Tectonic – what we refer to as self-driving infrastructure.

One year of rkt 1.x: pods, Kubernetes, and OCI

Since the release of rkt 1.0 at the beginning of this year, the project has powered ahead with over 20 new stable versions on a regular release cycle. The goal of rkt has always been to provide a container engine that is not only reliable but also composable and standards-driven, allowing easy operation and integration with other best-in-class tools in the container ecosystem.

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