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CoreOS Essentials by Rimantas Mocevicius

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Chapter 9. Introduction to CoreOS rkt

In the previous chapter, we overviewed CoreUpdate, free and paid container repositories, and the hosting and enterprise registry provided by CoreOS.

In this chapter, you will learn about CoreOS's rkt, a container runtime for applications. We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Introduction to rkt
  • Running streamlined Docker images with rkt
  • Converting Docker images to ACI

An introduction to rkt

rkt (pronounced "rock it") is a container runtime for applications made by CoreOS and is designed for composability, speed, and security. It is an alternative to Docker and is designed to be run on servers with the most rigorous security and production environments.

rkt is a standalone tool, compared to Docker's ...

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