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Flatcar: A Cloud Native Take on Linux

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A few years ago, the folks behind Flatcar Container Linux made it their business to change that, to give the world a version of Linux that would behave and be managed like a cloud native developer would expect. Today, engineers can configure and deploy Flatcar instances using the same declarative approach they use to create a Kubernetes cluster: by listing their desired configuration details in a YAML doc and then having the OS image automatically installed and configured on as many servers as they would like. Here’s how the Flatcar team does this, with a little bit of help from its friends at Equinix!