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CoreOS is happy to announce that we are a member of the founding class of the Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) program. Created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), KCSP certification is designed to help customers identify companies that provide services to assist with the implementation, adoption and production usage of Kubernetes within their environments.

We have a busy events and webinar schedule for September; don’t miss our upcoming content about running CoreOS Tectonic on Azure, which we recently announced as stable. Meet us at X17, Open Source Summit North America, MesosCon, and more!

Our mission at CoreOS is to secure the next generation of the internet by automating essential operational tasks for IT infrastructure. One important way we're delivering automated operations in Tectonic 1.7.1, which shipped in mid-August, is by enabling fully automated, one-click updates of the entire Kubernetes cluster with zero downtime, across patch and minor versions alike.

Here at CoreOS, we're always working along with the open source community to improve and enhance etcd, a distributed key-value store created by CoreOS. For the upcoming etcd 3.3 series, one of the challenges we're tackling is improving the performance and resiliency of linearizable reads using a distributed systems technique known as leasing.

CoreOS delivered the latest version 1.7.1 of the Tectonic enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform last week, adding a host of new features and improvements. One of the biggest stories in the release is stable support for deploying Tectonic clusters on Microsoft Azure.

Today, CoreOS is proud to announce Tectonic 1.7.1, the latest version of our enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform, now with support for the Microsoft Azure cloud. We've been hard at work ensuring Tectonic customers gain the most reliable, secure, and easy way to deploy and manage Kubernetes, both on-premises and in whatever cloud configurations they desire. And today we are announcing that we’ve enhanced automated operations to enable customers running Tectonic 1.6.7 to upgrade to the new version with just a single click.

CoreOS Tectonic and Microsoft Azure blog topper Cloud and containerized infrastructure have transformed the way enterprises deploy IT workloads, and Kubernetes has emerged as a leading orchestration tool for application containers. That's why we're thrilled to announce that CoreOS and Microsoft have partnered to bring CoreOS Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes solution, to Microsoft Azure.

Marc Andreessen famously declared that software is eating the world. Business processes and even whole industries are being displaced by software, and the trend isn't slowing down. The pressure to deliver change faster continues to mount in tandem with software’s increasing reach and sophistication. Continuous delivery and deployment processes are becoming the norm to shorten development cycles as organizations adapt to stay competitive.

Head back to school this August at our Kubernetes trainings in New York and San Francisco. We’ll host a number of webinars on Kubernetes, Tectonic, and more. Also find the CoreOS team at Gartner Catalyst in San Diego, and at PromCon in Munich!

At this year's CoreOS Fest, Tectonic customers joined our CEO Alex Polvi onstage to share their experiences at different stages of container adoption. Four leaders from innovative teams at premier companies shared their experiences and results modernizing infrastructure with Tectonic, the enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform.

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