CoreOS ‘Rockets’ Ahead With Docker Alternative

Though etcd development is led by CoreOS developers, Philips noted that etcd is developed as its own open-source project with its own community. He pointed out that etcd has both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X builds and can run on other Linux systems such as Debian or Fedora.

The etcd 2.0 release includes improvements designed to guard against accidental misconfiguration. “The big safety features we added were unique IDs to the internal protocol to identify cluster members and clusters,” Philips explained.