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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.

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.

CoreOS released version 1.6.7 of the Tectonic enterprise ready Kubernetes platform today. This automatic update is immediately available for clusters running Tectonic 1.6.x, or downloadable with a free license for investigating new deployments.

Background on the Stack Clash

Security researchers at Qualys recently disclosed new techniques to exploit stack allocations on several operating systems, even in the face of a number of security measures. Qualys was able to find numerous local-root exploits — exploits which allow local users of a system to gain root privileges — by applying stack allocation techniques against various pieces of userspace software.

Organizations around the world have begun adopting container-oriented infrastructure in the past few years. The first step on the path to container enlightenment is packaging software in container images. Thinking of containers as black boxes is extremely useful for the consistent deployment of software. However, this abstraction is a double-edged sword: If the container is a black box, how do deployers know what’s in it?

Since the first enterprise technology systems became available, they have promised greater freedom, efficiency and productivity, yet each successive generation demanded considerable capital expenditure for proprietary software that made the option of changing vendors prohibitive. Despite the unquestionable promise of cloud computing, the landscape is beginning to look familiarly restrictive. Today at CoreOS Fest, we are showing how CoreOS Tectonic is focused on breaking this cycle of restriction, all via open source technologies.

CoreOS develops modern container cluster infrastructure guided by a philosophy of automation in pursuit of security. Beginning with the automatically-updating Container Linux operating system and extending through the Tectonic Kubernetes platform for the enterprise, CoreOS aims to deliver “continuous availability” – automated deployment, lifecycle management, and security updates at each layer of the infrastructure stack.

It is a great honor for me to welcome Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, to the CoreOS board of directors. She’s one of the most influential people in open source software, advocating for a safer and better internet through open source projects and internet standards.

CoreOS Fest 2017

 

We can’t believe that it’s less than 60 days until CoreOS Fest! This will be our third community conference, and each year the conference only gets better, with more interesting talks, exciting announcements, valuable conversations, and of course, vibrant parties.

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