CoreOS is a leader in the Kubernetes community and creator of Tectonic, a secure and complete platform that extends Kubernetes with key enterprise features that ease container orchestration. CoreOS creates and delivers critical components, such as the Quay private image registry, that are helping fuel broad adoption of a secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure inspired by hyperscale providers. They maintain several open source projects, including CoreOS Linux: the first micro-OS; etcd, the distributed data store for Kubernetes; and rkt, the security-focused container runtime engine. The CoreOS team is comprised of experts in container management and distributed systems from cloud-scale pioneers like Google, Twitter and Rackspace.

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Parent CompanyRed Hat
HQSan Francisco, US
CoreOS was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

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Key People/Management at CoreOS

Alex Polvi

Alex Polvi

Brandon Philips

Brandon Philips

Melissa Smolensky

Melissa Smolensky

Director of Marketing
Steve Robb

Steve Robb

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

VP of Business Operations
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CoreOS Office Locations

CoreOS has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
101 New Montgomery St, San Francisco
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CoreOS Financials and Metrics

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In total, CoreOS had raised $50 m. CoreOS is a subsidiary of Red Hat

CoreOS Online and Social Media Presence

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CoreOS News and Updates

Red Hat and CoreOS put Kubernetes on autopilot

In its ongoing assault on the complexity of containers (a virtualized method for running distributed applications), Red Hat Inc. acquired CoreOS Inc. earlier this year. CoreOS has broken ground in the use of Kubernetes (an open-source container orchestration platform) for operations automation. The …

Red Hat explains how it’s going to integrate CoreOS with its container software stack

Four months after buying up CoreOS Inc. in one of the most significant acquisitions in the tech industry this year, Red Hat Inc. has outlined how it’s planning to integrate the company’s technology into its own stack. The acquisition last January was seen as an attempt by Red Hat to bring in more ta…

Red Hat expands container portfolio under CoreOS acquisition

Red Hat to acquire CoreOS for $250 million Red Hat announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire container management startup CoreOS for $250 million. CoreOS was founded in 2013, concentrating on containerized software. The startup is recognized as a leader in the Kubernetes community. I…

Red Hat to buy VC-backed CoreOS for $250 mln

Red Hat Inc has agreed to acquire San Francisco-based CoreOS Inc, a creator of CoreOS Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform. The purchase price is $250 million. According to Crunchbase, CoreOS Inc's backers include Accel Partners, GV, Intel Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers …

Red Hat acquires CoreOS for $250 million to double down on Kubernetes

Red Hat announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire CoreOS, a startup that’s one of the biggest independent players in the Kubernetes ecosystem. It’s a move by the enterprise tech company to bring in more expertise building software that integrates with the popular open source project. T…

Container security enhanced with Kubernetes 1.8

Kubernetes 1.8 focuses on boosting existing features Version 1.8 of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration and management platform was recently released with an emphasis on updating existing features. Marking the third update this year, the new platform takes aim at enhancing security, w…
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CoreOS Blogs

The History of etcd

The History of etcd December 11, 2018 • By alexhandy Today, Red Hat and the CoreOS team are contributing etcd to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). This move puts th…

Kubernetes privilege escalation update for Tectonic users

Kubernetes privilege escalation update for Tectonic users December 07, 2018 • By nstielau Overview A flaw has been detected in Kubernetes which allows privileg…

What’s New in Kubernetes 1.13

What’s New in Kubernetes 1.13 December 03, 2018 • By Stephen Augustus As the year comes to a close, Kubernetes contributors, our engineers included, have been hard at work to b…

Welcome to Kubernetes 1.12

Welcome to Kubernetes 1.12 September 27, 2018 • By Stephen Augustus Today, we celebrate this week’s release of Kubernetes 1.12, which brings a lot of incremental…

Prometheus - transforming monitoring over the years

Prometheus - transforming monitoring over the years August 09, 2018 • By Frederic Branczyk Today we extend our appreciation to the teams who created Prometheus, the cloud nativ…

Celebrating Istio service mesh project at 1.0 and what it means for the Kubernetes community

Celebrating Istio service mesh project at 1.0 and what it means for the Kubernetes community July 31, 2018 • By Brian Redbeard Today we are excited to share with…
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CoreOS Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CoreOS founded?

    CoreOS was founded in 2013.

  • Who are CoreOS key executives?

    CoreOS's key executives are Alex Polvi, Brandon Philips and Melissa Smolensky.

  • Who are CoreOS competitors?

    Competitors of CoreOS include Docker, Robin Systems and StackRox.

  • Where is CoreOS headquarters?

    CoreOS headquarters is located at 101 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are CoreOS offices?

    CoreOS has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does CoreOS have?

    CoreOS has 1 office.