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.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
135 (est)+4%
CoreOS was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People 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

CoreOS Office Locations

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

CoreOS Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$86 m

Latest funding size

$28 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


CoreOS's latest funding round in May 2016 was reported to be $28 m. In total, CoreOS has raised $86 m

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CoreOS Online and Social Media Presence

CoreOS News and Updates

CoreOS extends its Tectonic Kubernetes service to Azure and OpenStack

 While CoreOS is probably still best known for its Linux distribution, that was only the company’s gateway drug to a wider range of services. Tectonic, the company’s service for running Kubernetes-based container deployments in the enterprise, now sits at the core of its business. Until now, Tectoni…

CoreOS updates it Tectonic container platform to make updates easy

 CoreOS today launched an update to its Kubernetes-based Tectonic container management service that makes it easy for its users to enable automatic updates of both Kubernetes itself and the containers it manages. Until now, it was surprisingly hard to keep a Kubernetes cluster updated without downti…

CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

 CoreOS introduced a new container management concept today known as Operators, which they say will advance the Kubernetes project by offering more automated container management. What’s more, they are open sourcing the technology. “We are introducing the concept of an ‘Operator.’ It’s a concept for…

CoreOS launches its OpenStack on Kubernetes project as a technical preview

 Six months ago, CoreOS, the purveyor of fine, small Linux distributions and container management services, demoed a project that would allow its users to easily deploy the notoriously complex OpenStack private cloud platform with the help of containers and Google’s Kubernetes container management t…

CoreOS brings Redspread into its fold to improve its Tectonic container management service

 CoreOS today announced that it has hired the founders of Redspread, a Y Combinator-incubated company that helps enterprises deploy their software on Kubernetes container clusters, and that Redspread’s open source tools are now part of the CoreOS family. In its announcement today, CoreOS simply said…

CoreOS acquires tiny startup Redspread, will add technology to Kubernetes and Tectonic

CoreOS, a startup that provides a distribution of Linux for servers and tools for working with the open-source Kubernetes container management software, is announcing today that it has acquired a small startup called Redspread, which developed software for managing Kubernetes. This is not a major fi…

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