The announcement of Tectonic earlier this month clearly struck a chord in the industry. In the weeks since we declared our intentions – to help enterprises quickly stand up the best infrastructure platform for this next-wave datacenter transformation – we've heard extensive feedback from all parts of the community. We want to thank you for your interest and support so far, and encourage you to stay tuned for more to come over the course of our beta.
For additional information about CoreOS, Tectonic and industry perspectives on this quickly evolving space, check out some of the recent reports from well-known analysts below.
Gartner Cool Vendor Report
Philip Dawson, Thomas J. Bittman, George J. Weiss and Andrew Butler from Gartner designated CoreOS as a "Cool Vendor" in the report, Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization, 2015, published on April 16. With growing interest in application containers, the report discusses vendors that illustrate how to assess and enhance server functionality beyond traditional OSs and hypervisors.
We encourage you to read on (subscription required) and see how CoreOS is among the tech leaders addressing the needs in the servers, virtualization and infrastructure and operations ecosystem.
451 Research Report on rkt
Jay Lyman and Eric Hanselman of 451 Research discuss CoreOS, rkt and the Application Container spec in this Impact Report published earlier this month (subscription required).
The report, New CoreOS containers Rocket to the market, discusses rkt and the App Container spec: where they have come since launching late last year, their impact on the community, and path moving forward. Security and the path of container environments built from the spec are all discussed. Read the report to understand what factors make these attractive and poised for growth in the containerization world.
IDC Report, Can Less OS Really Be More?
Analysts Al Gillen, program VP of servers and system software; Al Hilwa, program director of application development software; and Gary Chen, research manager of cloud and virtualization system software, collaborated on an IDC report published on April 13, Can Less OS Really Be More? In discussing containers and their impact on OS size, IDC highlights CoreOS and Tectonic, and how it goes much further beyond the operating system in the third platform world.
Please read the full report from IDC (subscription required).
We are delighted about these early conversations emerging around the Tectonic platform, validating our view that there is strong demand in the industry for a comprehensive, production-ready solution for deploying application containers. We look forward to continued discussions as Tectonic continues to grow and mature.
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