Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, told eWEEK that so far he has raised a seed round of financing in an amount that has not yet been publicly disclosed. CoreOS has been in alpha since August 2013.
CoreOS has a number of differentiated features that make it ideal for high availability container use, Polvi claimed. A Docker container is a form of virtualization that relies on the underlying host operating system. In contrast, a traditional virtualization hypervisor requires an operating system for each virtual machine.
“We’re a very slimmed-down, lightweight operating system with Docker containers,” Polvi said. “CoreOS has features for built-in clustering that allow organizations to build out fault-tolerant distributed server environments.”