Cloud Native Rejekts EU (Valencia) 2022

Hitching a ride on a flatcar: a community project update
05-14, 16:10–16:40 (Europe/Madrid), Main Room

Over two years ago, we introduced the Flatcar project to the Cloud Native Rejekts community in San Diego. A lightweight Linux built specifically for running container workloads, Flatcar builds on the incredibly successful foundation laid by CoreOS Container Linux for enabling security and manageability of container-based distributed systems at scale.

A lot has happened in the meantime, including the end-of-life of the original CoreOS, rapid growth in the Flatcar user community, and not least the acquisition by Microsoft of Kinvolk, the company behind Flatcar.

In this talk, we will hear directly from both the product and engineering managers responsible for the Flatcar project, about the past, present and future of this foundational project that is still highly relevant to many in the cloud native community.