CoreOS vs Kubernetes


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CoreOS
CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.
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Kubernetes
Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops with Kubernetes by Google.
Comparing CoreOS vs Kubernetes is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like CoreOS has more user-friendly interface than Kubernetes because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Kubernetes is more popular than CoreOS

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft Azure shifts its focus to Kubernetes (in 2017)
- Pivotal, VMware and Google forge container partnership (in 2017)
- Google launches a more scalable and robust Kubernetes (in 2016)
- Container-centric Linux distribution CoreOS raised $28M (in 2016)
- CoreOS launched an open-source tool for monitoring container security (in 2015)
- Google Container Engine now supports the latest version of Kubernetes (in 2015)
- CoreOS launches Tectonic to bring Kubernetes to the Enterprise (in 2015)
- CoreOS invented the new container technology to fight Docker (in 2014)

Looks like Kubernetes was recently more active than CoreOS (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which CoreOS and Kubernetes meet head to head:

2014 - CoreOS invented the new container technology to fight Docker to strike back at Kubernetes


For the past several months container technology Docker was on its way to becoming the de-facto standard for container technology. Now CoreOS, the Linux operating system specialist, is unveiling is own competitive technology - Rocket, kicking off what could become a container-standardization war between the two entities. CoreOS states, that Docker’s effort to develop its enterprise-oriented lineup of features has caused the company to lose sight of its goal of making sure that its core container technology is lightweight and portable. And that now Docker is competing with container-management-and-orchestration services like Google’s Kubernetes or the new Amazon EC2 Container service. Rocket is basically a container engine, like Docker, but without all the extras Docker’s been working on to make itself more enterprise friendly. These features include tools for spinning up cloud servers, the ability to have clustered systems and even networking capabilities.