Bottlerocket OS is a new operating system from Amazon tailored to host containers in the cloud. It is a stripped-down Linux implementation, to be more precise, that includes the Linux Kernel with support for an atomic update mechanism and is capable of providing automatic updates. This free, open-source, Linux-based operating system is largely written in Rust and is primarily focused on running within Amazon’s cloud infrastructure. It provides a reliable, consistent, and secure platform that can be leveraged in container-based environments.
This article presents a discussion on container-based environments, the benefits of using the Bottlerocket OS, and how one can get started using this new operating system.