CoreOS and RedHat

CoreOS joins RedHat

As you may have heard in recent blogposts from CoreOS and RedHat - CoreOS and all of their projects are joining RedHat. This is extremely interesting, especially for me since I really like Container Linux as an OS. There are, of course, going to be changes to the rest of the CoreOS projects, like:

  • Tectonic is going to be integrated into OpenShift
  • The Quay registry is going to become RedHat Quay
  • Projects such as etcd, Ignition, Clair, etc. will be moved to RedHat as well

However, in this post, I’d like to talk about two things:

  • Container Linux and the way it is going to be integrated in the RedHat product lineup
  • The Operator framework

Fedora CoreOS

So, Container Linux is becoming an official Fedora project under the name Fedora CoreOS. The official post on the Fedora blog touched the subject of how this is going to look like.

From what we can see the new CoreOS is going to be build from the ground up based on Fedora technologies. This means that the old Container Linux is something that we’re not going to see in its original state. It is known that some technologies, such as Ignition, will be kept in the new OS, however the old update engine will probably be updated to something else.

We also know that technologies from the current Fedora Atomic Host, like SELinux hardening, will be added to Fedora CoreOS as well.

I’m still not exactly sure what I think of that, but I remain positive and hope to be able to play with the new Fedora CoreOS soon to see what it can do. Its definitely going to be exciting. 😃

The Operator Framework

CoreOS’ operators are amazing tools which I have been using more and more as of late. What exactly they are how they work is a topic for another blogpost. 😊

What RedHat has already announced is that they’re planning on developing a way of testing and delivering Operators on OpenShift. How that exactly is going to be implemented - we’ll just have to wait and see.


As a whole I find this topic extremely interesting, mainly because of my interest in the CoreOS technologies. I think that RedHat is definitely going to bring innovation and support for these and I’m really excited to see what they’re going to do. In any case I think the current community will be happy with the new technologies we’ll get to play with. 😃