Helping lead the development of CoreOS is CTO Brandon Philips. In a video interview with ServerWatch, Philips explains how the key components of Linux ServerCoreOS, including Fleet and etcd, come together and how the Linux distribution works.
Prior to helping found CoreOS, Philips had been at Rackspace, where he came to a number of realizations about building Linux server distributions. One of them is that many organizations needed to make a lot of customizations to Linux in order to get their applications to run.
“So we starting thinking about the idea of how to improve what a Linux distro looks like for people that are building Internet applications,” Philips said.