Cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean has announced the availability of CoreOS, a Linux OS for massive-server deployments on its cloud hosting platform. Users spinning up servers can deploy the CoreOS image to achieve a warehouse scale compute level.
The availability of CoreOS on DigitalOcean would provide an easy and fast way for web and mobile developers interested in working with Docker to deploy applications and experiment with containers.
“There is a lot of community excitement for CoreOS,” said Mitch Wainer, co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at DigitalOcean. “We’re very pleased to announce that developers can begin using CoreOS immediately, ensuring the resiliency of their architecture as they continue to scale at massive levels. We hope developers using our cloud hosting infrastructure are as excited as we are about the possibilities now available through CoreOS on our platform.”
First stable release
Through CoreOS’s etcd technology, users can also deploy a cluster of servers configured to work with one another, ensuring their app or website remains live at all times. This feature would greatly reduce the impact of a possible server failure, supporting high-traffic applications. Google, Facebook and Twitter utilize similar strategies and influences to allow for growth and resilient systems.
DigitalOcean is a global provider of cloud hosting services, with servers located in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Singapore and London.
Last July, CoreOS announced the availability of its first stable release, CoreOS 367.1.0. The announcement was made at SysAdmin Day.