Kinvolk Acquisition Expands Container, Kubernetes Portfolio

Kinvolk GmbH, a developer of open source projects focused on Linux containers and Kubernetes workloads, has been acquired by Microsoft. The acquisition shows that Microsoft continues to view Kubernetes and containers as key technologies for delivering, managing, and scaling services both in Azure and for on-premises customers. Kinvolk’s products include Flatcar Container Linux, a Linux distribution optimized for containers, and Lokomotive, a Kubernetes distribution focused on security and simplified updates.

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