Another variant of Linux operating system CoreOS will make your cloud computing experience great on Google Compute Engine.
Maintaining its leadership and innovative approach, the Google launched a highly featured and scalable variant of Linux operating system called as Webscale CoreOS in its cloud computing services on Google Compute Engine. This was announced by the company through official statement last week that, it has implemented the latest variant of Linux operating system for cloud computing server implementation.
It is very important to note that Google and other giant providers are striving hard to implement the most featured and efficient infrastructure and platforms to strengthen their public cloud computing portfolio so that they can compete against the Amazon Web Services AWS, the market leader in the public cloud computing domain of business.
It was further elaborated in the statement regarding the technical aspect of this new operating system that, it – web scale CoreOS – uses Docker’s container as the fundamental component, which enables this operating system platform to use less RAM – as much as 50% – than other distributions of Linux OS. Meanwhile, it was also maintained that this platform is designed for ease of large deployments of cloud servers, and its feature to get updated very easily.
This is also imperative to know that the CoreOS is developed by the SUSe labs and the Rackspace with the help of Alex Polvi who founded the CloudClick Company, which was later acquired by the Rackspace.
While talking about the capabilities of this new platform, the official statement further elaborated that CoreOS can run on your existing hardware resources, and the clustering of this platform works across all platforms, which makes it easy to migrate your gears over to CoreOS or to switch them to another cloud computing provider.
Many companies are talking about the goodness of Dockers containers – for example, the CEO of Server Density said, “Using highly specialized OSs like CoreOS and focusing everything on the application by deploying containers (e.g. via Docker) is a very efficient way of building infrastructure that scales well and has particularly well thought through mechanisms for updates and failover.” Brandon Philips, the CTO of CoreOS wrote, “In the next few days, CoreOS will become available as a default image type in the GCE control panel, making running your first CoreOS cluster on GCE an easy, browser-based experience.”