Red Hat is buying CoreOS for $250 million. CoreOS is known for its Linux distribution and Tectonic platform, and it, like Red Hat is a very active contributor to the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.
In an FAQ about the purchase, Red Hat stated, “CoreOS can further extend Red Hat’s leadership and influence in the Kubernetes upstream community and also bring new enhancements to Red Hat OpenShift around automated operations and management.”
The company also explained, “Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s content, the foundation of our application ecosystem will remain our only Linux offering. Whereas, some of the delivery mechanisms pioneered by Container Linux will be reviewed by a joint integration team and reconciled with Atomic.”