Red Hat has signed an agreement to acquire CoreOS, an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions in a $250 million deal.
Red Hat said this will further its vision of enabling customers to build any application and deploy them in any environment with the flexibility afforded by open source.
By combining CoreOS’s complementary capabilities with Red Hat’s already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat aims to further accelerate adoption and development of the industry’s leading hybrid cloud platform for modern application workloads.
As applications move to hybrid and multicloud environments, a growing number of organizations are using containers to more easily build, deploy and move applications to, from, and across clouds.
Founded in 2013, CoreOS is the creator of CoreOS Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform that provides automated operations, enables portability across private and public cloud providers, and is based on open source software. It also offers CoreOS Quay, an enterprise-ready container registry.
Red Hat was early to embrace containers and container orchestration and has contributed deeply to related open source communities, including Kubernetes, where it claims as the second-leading contributor behind only Google.