CoreOS embraces the move to distributed and containerized applications, addressing many problems businesses face. This course shows the basics you need to understand the main features of CoreOS and what problems CoreOS is trying to solve.
Many businesses are facing problems with the growing cost of maintaining software and systems, an industry that is shifting more to cloud services and new development paradigms like application containers and microservices that change the way software is created, deployed, and run. In this course, Getting Started with CoreOS, you'll learn the basics of CoreOS, an operating system that embraces the move to distributed and containerized applications and aims to address many of the problems businesses are facing today. First, you will learn why a new approach like the one CoreOS provides is necessary. Next, you'll learn about the different features that CoreOS has to address different business problems. Finally, you'll learn how all these features come together to allow a distributed end-to-end application to be easily deployed and run on CoreOS. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills needed to build and deploy a single distributed application onto CoreOS, and have the foundational knowledge to move on to more advanced concepts like distributed schedulers (Kubernetes, Mesosphere).
Jason is a software engineer passionate about distributed computing, cloud-based technology, and fault-tolerant systems. He is a full stack developer at Concur, and formerly a Technical Evangelist and Program Manager at Microsoft. Outside of work, he is a father of two and loving husband.
Course Overview Hi everyone! My name is Jason Olson, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with CoreOS. I am a senior software engineer at Concur Technologies where I build and maintain distributed systems every day. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that aims to address many of the problems businesses are facing today like increasing software costs, an industry rapidly shifting more to cloud technologies, and new development paradigms like application containers and microservices that change the way software is created, deployed, and run. This course is a quick introduction to CoreOS, and no prior experience with CoreOS is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how CoreOS aims to solve these problems businesses are facing today, how features like systemd, etcd, and flannel help developers and IT professionals address these problems, and how all these features are used to build, deploy, and run distributed applications on CoreOS in a highly available and fault-tolerant way. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of working with CoreOS and be ready to develop and deploy your own distributed applications with CoreOS. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn CoreOS with the Getting Started with CoreOS course at Pluralsight.