We started CoreOS with a mission to secure the internet. This is an intentionally audacious goal, but it is unquestionably necessary, as demonstrated by exploits threatening privacy, commerce, and government. It is also achievable.
Tectonic Summit is one week away! Join us for the premier enterprise Kubernetes event. We’ll have community leaders, analysts, and enterprise adopters speak about how Kubernetes is changing the infrastructure of the internet, is helping companies innovate and compete in today’s fast-paced environment and is saving enterprises money. We’ll have speakers from Major League Soccer, Ticketmaster, SAP, eBay, BNY Mellon, Planet Labs, Google, Intel, AWS and more!
At CoreOS, we are focused on translating years of engineering experience and knowledge into software for automation, security and simplicity. The path starts with containers and is even more important across distributed systems – the orchestration of the cluster with Kubernetes – to make infrastructure easier to manage while teams can focus on their applications. With CoreOS Tectonic 1.4.5, the latest release of the enterprise Kubernetes solution, we have advanced some of this work of our AWS installer to make it easier to manage Kubernetes and AWS.
The CoreOS team has been an active participant in the Kubernetes project since Google began the process of open-sourcing this successor to their internal Borg and Omega systems. We not only believe Kubernetes is the right architecture for modern application infrastructure, we see it as an agent of transformation for IT organizations. We coined the acronym GIFEE – “Google Infrastructure for Everyone” – to help summarize what Kubernetes means for businesses.
Today, CoreOS introduced a new class of software in the Kubernetes community called an Operator. An Operator builds upon the basic Kubernetes resource and controller concepts but includes application domain knowledge to take care of common tasks. They reduce the complexity of running distributed systems and help you focus on the desired configuration, not the details of manual deployment and lifecycle management.
A Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a person that operates an application by writing software. They are an engineer, a developer, who knows how to develop software specifically for a particular application domain. The resulting piece of software has an application's operational domain knowledge programmed into it.
Our team has been busy in the Kubernetes community designing and implementing this concept to reliably create, configure, and manage complex application instances atop Kubernetes.
Today we announce the release of version 1.4 of CoreOS Tectonic, our enterprise distribution of Kubernetes. Tectonic v1.4 incorporates self-hosted cluster technology, fixes a critical security vulnerability, and streamlines the user experience with our bare metal Installer, Console, and Identity services.