Why automated updates may be in your IT future
I had the chance to ask CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi how his firm patched the version of Docker that gets distributed about a million times a month via CoreOS' Container Linux. He said when the Docker patch became available Jan. 10, his firm immediately started the automatic update process for the stable version of Container Linux and the beta and alpha versions as well. Not all customers choose to use the automatic update process. Those that do have countered a major security bug within a few hours of the availability of the patch, he said. "We were able to go out and fix a significant chunk of the Web," he said.