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Google’s infrastructure has been the source inspiration for research papers, software projects, and entire companies. Google pioneered the idea that we care less about the individual machines we are running our applications on, and more about the applications themselves.
Containers are the abstraction we use to separate the concerns of the application from those of the underlying hardware. CoreOS is an operating system built with this paradigm shift in mind. In a data center, the main job of the operating system is to be a platform for containers to run smoothly on. Brandon Philips is the CTO of CoreOS and he joins the show to explain what CoreOS does differently to power the applications that get deployed on top of it.