CoreOS Fest Showcases New Projects to Advance Containers
The developer event highlights new funding for CoreOS and the launch of new projects to advance the state of container delivery, networking and security.
CoreOS Raises $28M in New Funding
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS,announced a new $28 million Series B round of funding for his company at CoreOS Fest. The new funding came from GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Fuel Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Y Combinator Continuity Fund, bringing total funding to date for CoreOS to $48 million.
JWTproxy Project Secures Microservices
Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, detailed the new JWTproxy service to help authenticate and secure microservices in a container environment.
A Torrent of Containers
The QuayCTL project was announced at the event, enabling users of the Quay container repository to download container images via a BitTorrent client.
Linux Is Growing Fast
Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the stable Linux kernel,delivered a keynote address outlining the rapid growth of Linux. According to Kroah-Hartman, there are 10,800 lines added to the Linux kernel every day.
Kubernetes 1.3 Set to Improve Authorization
The Kubernetes container orchestration system, originally built by Google and now run as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project, is developing its 1.3 update. Among the potential features that might be included in the Kubernetes 1.3 update is Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for granular control container user authorization.
Project Calico and Flannel Come Together for Networking
The open-source Project Calico and flannel networking project are being brought together under the new Canal project that was announced at CoreOS Fest. The Canal effort will have commercial backing from a startup launched at the event called Tigera, led by CEO Andy Randall.
Lennart Poettering Details Systemd Security
Red Hat engineer Lennart Poettering, one of the lead developers of the systemd initialization system that is broadly used in Linux distributions, delivered a detailed technical keynote on some of the key parameters in systemd and how they can be used to secure Linux servers.
Packet Aims to Deliver Trusted Computing on Bare Metal
Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet , detailed his company’s vision of enabling a trusted computing platform in the cloud, built on bare metal servers.
Rooftop Party in Berlin
The closing event of CoreOS Fest was a spectacular rooftop party at the Weekend Restaurant in Berlin, providing panoramic views of the city, alongside beverages and technical conversations.
CoreOS held its second annual CoreOS Fest event May 9-10 in Berlin, with a satellite event simulcast in San Francisco. CoreOS originally got its start in 2013 as an optimized delivery platform for Docker containers but has evolved to become one of Docker Inc.’s primary rivals, building out its own rkt container runtime. CoreOS also has become a leading contributor to the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration platform, originally built by Google. CoreOS’ commercial tectonic platform is a fully supported Kubernetes distribution that aims to provide organizations with a Google Infrastructure for Everyone Else (GIFEE) platform. At CoreOS Fest, the company announced a new $28 million round of funding to help advance its technologies and marketing efforts. Also at the event, Tigera, a new company that will oversee the commercialization of the Canal open-source effort, officially launched. Zachary Smith, CEO of Packet , used his time on the CoreOS Fest stage to detail how his cloud hosting company is enabling trusted cloud computing on a bare metal platform. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the CoreOS Fest event.