Building the Next Generation Container OS

Use immutable infrastructure to deploy and scale your containerized applications. Project Atomic provides the best platform for your Linux Docker Kubernetes (LDK) application stack.

Project Atomic introduces Atomic Registry — a free and open source enterprise container registry. Manage your containers without third party hubs.

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Atomic Host

Based on proven technology either from Red Hat Enterprise Linux or the CentOS and Fedora projects, Atomic Host is a lightweight, immutable platform, designed with the sole purpose of running containerized applications.

To balance the need between long-term stability and new features, we are providing different releases of Atomic Host for you to choose from.

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Atomic App and Nulecule

With Atomic App, use existing containers as building blocks for your new application product or project. Using existing containers to provide core infrastructure components lets you focus more on building the stuff that matters and less time packaging and setting up the common plumbing required.

Define your Atomic Apps with the Nulecule specification to compose and distribute complex applications.

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Atomic Registry

An enterprise Docker container registry solution run on-premise or in the cloud.

Atomic Registry uses 100% open source technology to provide enterprise features such as role-based access control (RBAC), diverse authentication options, a rich web console, flexible storage integration and more.

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Community News

Running Kubernetes and Friends in Containers on CentOS Atomic Host

The atomic hosts from CentOS and Fedora earn their atomic namesake by providing for atomic, image-based system updates via rpm-ostree, and atomic, image-based application updates via docker containers.

This system vs application division isn’t set in stone, however. There’s room for system components to move across from the somewhat rigid world of ostree commits to the freer-flowing container side.

In particular, the key atomic host components involved in orchestrating containers across multiple hosts, such as flannel, etcd and kubernetes, could run instead in containers, making life simpler for those looking to test out newer or different versions of these components, or to swap them out for alternatives.

The devel tree of CentOS Atomic Host, which features a trimmed-down system image that leaves out kubernetes and related system components, is a great place to experiment with alternative methods of running these components, and swapping between them.

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Introduction to System Containers

As part of our effort to reduce the number of packages that are shipped with the Atomic Host image, we faced the problem of how to containerize services that are needed before Docker itself is running. The result: system containers, a way to run containers in production using read only images.

System containers use different technologies such as OSTree for the storage, Skopeo to pull images from a registry, runC to run the containers and systemd to manage their life cycle.

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New CentOS Atomic Host with Package Layering Support

Last week, the CentOS Atomic SIG released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (tree version 7.20160818), featuring support for rpm-ostree package layering.

CentOS Atomic Host is available as a VirtualBox or libvirt-formatted Vagrant box; or as an installable ISO, qcow2, or Amazon Machine image. Check out the CentOS wiki for download links and installation instructions, or read on to learn more about what’s new in this release.

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Project Atomic Docker Patches

Project Atomic’s version of the Docker-based container runtime has been carrying a series of patches on the upstream Docker project for a while now. Each time we carry a patch, it adds significant effort as we continue to track upstream, therefore we would prefer to never carry any patches. We always strive to get our patches upstream and do it in the open.

This post, and the accompanying document, will attempt to describe the patches we are currently carrying:

  • Explanation on types of patches...
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Vagrant Service Manager 1.3.0 Released

This version of vagrant-service-manager introduces support for displaying Kubernetes configuration information. This enable users to access the Kubernetes server that runs inside ADB virtual machine from their host machine.

This version also includes binary installation support for Kubernetes. This support is extended to users of the Red Hat Container Development Kit. For information about client binary installation, see the previous release announcement Client Binary Installation Now Included...

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