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Red Hat Acquires Kubernetes Vendor CoreOS for $250M

Both Red Hat and CoreOS are active contributors to the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration platform that was first created by Google, and both vendors have their own respective platforms that were directly competitive with each other.

Red Hat’s OpenShift  platform re-based on Kubernetes in January 2015 and CoreOS entered the market with its Tectonic platform in April 2015, after re-working its Fleet container cluster technology.