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Earlier this morning at Structure, Rackspace announced OnMetal, their API-driven, single-tenant infrastructure-as-a-service offering. We are excited to announce that CoreOS will be available at launch!

Just a few hours after the Docker team announced Docker 1.0, CoreOS shipped the update to all users on the alpha channel. If you are using CoreOS Alpha with automatic updates enabled, you were moved to Docker 1.0 seamlessly. The recent Docker exploit is just a small example of a long list of vulnerabilities that have plagued server software since it has existed, and why the CoreOS model is extremely important.

At our inaugural meetup here in San Francisco, our host Geekdom SF, was kind enough to film and edit our talks for your viewing pleasure. We know many of you have been asking about the talks so without further ado here are the talks in all their glory.

CoreOS: Anatomy of a CoreOS Update

Presented by Brian Redbeard Harrington

Join us for our first CoreOS meetup Tuesday, June 3rd at the San Francisco Geekdom meeting space. Come with your questions queued up and ready to learn as we'll be hosting two separate presentations geared at both beginners and advanced users.


Anatomy of a CoreOS update, a look behind the curtain of your update process

Brian Harrington

Today we're excited to announce that official CoreOS images are available on Google Compute Engine. This means it's now even easier to spin up a CoreOS cluster on GCE using the API or from the command line. Adding an instance is as simple as:

The etcd team has been focused on making it easier to scale and manage larger clusters, and is happy to announce a release with features to help: etcd v0.4.0. This release is an important step in our road to 1.0. (If you are new to etcd, our getting started guide can give you a quick overview of the project).

Update: Vulcand has been updated since this post was written. Jump to https://github.com/vulcand/vulcand for more info. You can follow the concepts of this post, but the commands are no longer up to date.

Running a distributed system across many machines requires a sophisticated load balancing mechanism that can reconfigure itself quickly and reliably.

After 150 releases and 9 months in alpha, we are excited to announce the first CoreOS beta. Starting today, we will be releasing both alpha and beta versions of CoreOS. The beta means you can expect CoreOS itself to not change in any significant way, and it should be considered close to production-ready.

The beta includes a new feature, Locksmith, giving you control over the CoreOS update process, as well as a variety of bug fixes and feature enhancements.

When you're first exposed to a distributed platform like CoreOS, running a development environment that is complex enough to match production seems like an impossible task. This article is going to show you how convienient it is run a small CoreOS cluster on your local machine with Vagrant that will mirror the way your production machines are set up.

Over the last few months the extent of community involvement and adoption of etcd has surpassed all our expectations. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with the wider community our plan for the ongoing development of etcd.

We want etcd to be a stable base for you to build distributed systems that are resilient to failures. Users of etcd should find things consistent and predictable, and client libraries should not need to be updated for years. In short, we need to get to 1.0, and this is clearly not where etcd is today.

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