CoreOS Announces Its First Stable Release

CoreOS, a new Linux operating system for massive server deployments, has announced the availability of its first stable release, CoreOS 367.1.0. The announcement was made last week at SysAdmin Day.

linux-osSince its first alpha release in August 2013, 191 releases of the CoreOS operating system have been tagged. The Linux distribution was tested on hundreds of thousands of servers on the alpha and beta channels. The CoreOS operating system is now supported on 10+ platforms, ranging from bare metal to being primary images on Rackspace and Google.

The CoreOS 367.1.0 version includes the following:

  • Linux 3.15.2
  • Docker 1.0.1
  • Support on major cloud hosting providers, including Rackspace Cloud, Amazon EC2 (including HVM), and Google Compute Engine
  • Commercial support via CoreOS Managed Linux

CoreOS’ stable release is not including etcd and fleet as stable, this release is only targeted at the base OS and Docker 1.0, while etcd/fleet stable support will come available in subsequent releases.

Last June, CoreOS announced an $8 million Series A funding round, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with follow-on investments from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Fuel Capital.