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CoreOS Linux distribution: A lean, mean virtualization machine

This product test dives into CoreOS, a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. CoreOS uses Docker to deploy applications in virtual containers; it also features a management communications bus, and group instance management. Rackspace, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GoogleComputeEngine and Brightbox are early cloud compute providers compatible with CoreOS and with specific deployment capacity for CoreOS.