Cloud Native Apps and Security: The Case for CoreOS Rkt and Xen

By: Amir Sharif 06.21.2017
Cloud Native Apps and Security: The Case for CoreOS Rkt and Xen

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CoreOS’s rkt started at the beginning of 2014 as a security-focused alternative to Docker. The project aimed to create a signature verification of cloud-native apps by default; the intention was to guarantee the integrity of the apps. It also stepped away from the central-daemon design of Docker, which requires root privileges for all operations. By contrast, the rkt process is short-lived, limiting the chances of being exploited, and some of rkt commands can be executed as unprivileged user.

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