6 important announcements from day 1 of CoreOS Fest, Berlin

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New technologies, more open source, more funding

CoreOS kicked off its first international CoreOS Fest today in Berlin, Germany with many significant announcements. Here are 6 of the things you need to know from day 1 of the event.

Etcd 3 beta announced

Etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. Etcd 3 uses a redesigned storage engine and next generation API that makes it faster and much more scalable that etcd 2. It can handle tens and thousands of requests per second, thanks to gRPC, a high performance, open source, general RPC framework. CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips said that etcd 2 is fully upgradeable to etcd 3 and developers are already working on implementing etcd3 APIs in Kubernetes.

The JWT Proxy open sourced

CoreOS has open sourced JTW Proxy, a service-to-service authentication tool and made it available on GitHub.

rktnetes bring rkt as container runtime for Kubernetes

CoreOS is working on making rkt Kubernetes' container runtime backend. The company expects the first official release of rktnetes by the end of June.

Containers go BitTorrent

CoreOS is adding support for BitTorrent for pulling appc and Docker container images. Torrent is a great technology for efficiently distributing software or any digital work, and with BitTorrent support CoreOS is making it easier to deploy its containers. CoreOS is using the new "quayctl" tool, a command line client for Quay, to work with BitTorrent.

CoreOS raises $28 million in Series B funding

One of the biggest highlights of the day was the announcement of another round of funding from leading venture capital firms, led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Intel Capital. Alex Polvi, the CEO of CoreOS said that they will invest this money in making the Internet more secure. So far CoreOS has invested heavily in engineering talent but they also plan to increase their sales force.

Stakanetes goes open source

Stackenetes, a project that treats OpenStack as an application, has been released as open source and is now hosted on GitHub.

Stay tuned for more CoreOS Fest stories in the coming days.

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