Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the preview version of Bottlerocket which is the latest Linux based Operating System. The opensource Operating System Bottlerocket’s sole purpose is to run containers and only has the necessary software to run containers. The operating system comes with one click update mechanism. With these attributes, customers can use container orchestrators to handle OS updates with minimum interruptions, enabling better uptime for containerized applications and lower operational costs. The first release of Bottlerocket, a Linux-based open-source operating system concentrates on Kubernetes.
AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon that gives on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs for people, firms, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go model. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the world’s most extensive and widely adopted cloud platform. AWS provides more than 175 full-featured services from data centers globally
It will be launched to the general public at the end of 2020
Amazon EKS now supports Bottlerocket and it is now accessible in public preview at no cost as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
In a blog post Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS, stated that the company reflects much of what they have learned and experienced over the years. It involves only the packages that are at most needed to make it a great container host and combine with current container orchestrators. It supports Docker image and images that are compatible with the Open Container Initiative (OCI) image format.
The operating system has many advantages such as uptime for container application has increased, allow custom builds with an open-source development model. Better security and utilization of resources optimized execution through AWS integrations and more. This additionally comes with three years of support.
Amazon intends to release the Bottlerocket Operating system to the general public in the fourth quarter of 2020. You can view detailed instructions on how to use Bottlerocket AMI on Github.
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