CoreOS Fest Showcases New Projects to Advance Containers

1 - CoreOS Fest Showcases New Projects to Advance Containers
2 - CoreOS Raises $28M in New Funding
3 - JWTproxy Project Secures Microservices
4 - A Torrent of Containers
5 - Linux Is Growing Fast
6 - Kubernetes 1.3 Set to Improve Authorization
7 - Project Calico and Flannel Come Together for Networking
8 - Lennart Poettering Details Systemd Security
9 - Packet Aims to Deliver Trusted Computing on Bare Metal
10 - Rooftop Party in Berlin
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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.

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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.

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JWTproxy Project Secures Microservices

Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, detailed the new JWTproxy service to help authenticate and secure microservices in a container environment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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