With CoreOS, developers can now easily spin up Docker containers on DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean will announce Friday that it is now supporting Linux OS specialist CoreOS, giving developers an easier way to deploy Docker containers on its platform.

Users will now have the option to choose CoreOS as the base image that acts as the foundation for spinning up new servers; all a user has to do is create a droplet — a combination of compute, storage and networking resources — chose the region and location of the server, and then click on a CoreOS icon that will trigger the server’s launch, explained Mitch Wainer, DigitalOcean’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.

[company]CoreOS[/company] has made a name for itself in recent months as a supplier of a custom-built Linux OS that can power Docker containers. With CoreOS running on [company]DigitalOcean[/company], users should be able to run Docker on DigitalOcean while also taking advantage of CoreOS’s cluster management service and server-patching capabilities, said CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi.

Demand for running Docker containers was apparently high within the DigitalOcean community; it was one of the most requested features, said Wainer. While users could spin up Docker containers before, Wainer said the Docker implementation the company had was “not as well optimized as the CoreOS distribution” and the CoreOS integration provides an easy way to “spin up cluster-service environments using Docker.”

Earlier this summer, DigitalOcean’s CEO Ben Uretsky came on by The Structure Show to talk about its droplet model as well as what U.S. cloud providers can do to ease the concern of its customers in light of the NSA hoopla. Give it a listen.

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