Flatcar Container Linux is a Linux-based operating system designed for use in containerized workloads. It provides a secure, stable, and minimal environment for running containers, making it an ideal choice for organizations that require a container-optimized operating system.
One of the main features of Flatcar Container Linux is its immutability. The operating system is designed to be updated as a whole, rather than package-by-package, which helps to ensure that the system remains in a consistent state, even in the event of an update failure. Another key feature of Flatcar Container Linux is its security-focused design, which includes automatic updates, secure boot, and file system verification, helping to ensure the system remains secure and up-to-date.
In addition to its security and stability, Flatcar Container Linux is designed to be highly scalable and efficient, with a small footprint and low resource requirements. This makes it ideal for use in large-scale, multi-node deployments. Compared to other container-optimized operating systems, Flatcar Container Linux stands out for its focus on security, stability, and efficiency.
Flatcar Container Linux is a fork of the CoreOS Container Linux, an operating system that was developed by CoreOS, Inc. The development of CoreOS Container Linux was discontinued after CoreOS was acquired by Red Hat in 2018, leading to the creation of Flatcar Container Linux by Kinvolk, a German software company. In 2023, Flatcar Container Linux was submitted for incubation as a Linux Foundation project, ensuring its ongoing development and maintenance with the support and resources of the Linux Foundation.
The history of Flatcar Container Linux highlights the importance of open-source software and the role that community-driven projects play in the development of innovative and impactful technology. The creation of Flatcar Container Linux from CoreOS Container Linux shows the resilience of open-source projects and the ability of the community to sustain and evolve them. The Linux Foundation incubation of Flatcar Container Linux further underscores the importance of community collaboration in the development of open-source software.
Overall, Flatcar Container Linux is a powerful and versatile operating system that provides a minimal, secure environment for running containers. With its focus on security, stability, and efficiency, Flatcar Container Linux is a popular choice for organizations that require a robust and reliable platform for their containerized workloads.
Cloudbase Solutions and Flatcar
As an expert in cloud infrastructure and a technology partner of Microsoft, Cloudbase Solutions has a close relationship with Kinvolk, the company behind Flatcar Container Linux. Over the past year, our team has been working with Kinvolk to improve the test automation of Flatcar and has become an active contributor to the project. This close collaboration has resulted in Cloudbase Solutions being able to offer commercial support services for Flatcar Container Linux.
Our commercial support offering for Flatcar Container Linux is designed to help customers get the most out of the platform and ensure that their deployments run smoothly. With our expertise and experience working with both Kinvolk and Microsoft, we are well-positioned to provide high-quality support services to the Flatcar community. Our goal is to make it easy for customers to get the help they need and ensure that their deployments are running optimally.
With the acquisition of Kinvolk by Microsoft, the future of Flatcar Container Linux looks bright, and our team at Cloudbase Solutions is excited to be a part of its growth and development. We are collaborating with the Kinvolk team and we are committed to providing the same level of commercial support that Kinvolk customers are used to.
Commercial Support for Flatcar Container Linux
Enjoy peace of mind with Enterprise-Grade Support from Cloudbase Solutions. Your core infrastructure code deserves the support of experts, and with a Flatcar Container Linux Subscription, you’ll be assigned a Customer Success Engineer to ensure a smooth migration and quick resolution of any production issues. The Cloudbase Customer Portal, accessible to all subscribers, provides efficient ticket management and access to a wealth of knowledge. Our commitment to rapid incident response is backed by an enterprise-grade SLA, with options for Standard (business hours) or Premium (24×7) coverage from our renowned engineering team.
If you’re looking for commercial support for Flatcar Container Linux, contact us today to learn more about our offerings and how we can help you get the most out of Flatcar.