OS Update: Red Hat Launches Its Docker Centric Atomic Host Linux Distribution

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RED HAT has announced the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Atomic Host, which it describes as a “purpose-built container host for secure and reliable containerized applications across the open hybrid cloud” New features in this edition include security bolstered by on-demand updates, with a reduced image size and instant notifications about all patches and updates as they become available.

Red Hat explained that SELinux, cgroups and kernel namespaces isolate each container in a multi-layer environment for added security.The technologies at the core of Project Atomic are Docker, as well as Google’s Kubernetes container orchestration tools, rpm-ostree for managing updates (and rollbacks), and the systemd Linux system and services manager.

Atomic Host allows developers to easily package their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 applications and deploy them in containers. This should make it relatively easy for existing Red Hat users to give Atomic Host a try.

Source: Tech Crunch 

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