Why CoreOS Is A Game-Changer In The Data Center And Cloud

Eric Knorr | InfoWorld | November 10, 2014

Offering Linux as a service, CoreOS has become the preferred distro for Docker -- and may go a long way toward making data centers more cloudlike

We're all accustomed to software updating itself. Windows has been pushing out auto-updates for more than a decade. Then browsers did it, then other client-side applications.

But server software? Servers are another story, particularly Linux servers.

...But today, in the cloud era, we’re starting to treat servers like cows: If one falls over, that's part of the business. Cloud architecture distributes applications and replicates data across many commodity servers, so you can pull the plug on one and everything still keeps running....