Wind River Linux Adds Docker, Kubernetes Container Support

June 11, 2019 Brandon Lewis

Wind River has added support for Docker and Kubernetes container frameworks to Wind River Linux. The latest operating system release also includes pre-built containers and additional tools based on components from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Yocto Project.

Wind River Linux provides a Yocto Project-compatible cross-architecture container management framework. OverC, the container technology integrated into the latest release of Wind River Linux, is compatible with Docker via Open Container Initiative (OCI) specifications. However, it is lighter weight and smaller footprint than Docker.

OverC was initially developed at Wind River, and supports most processor architectures and orchestration environments. It is available on GitHub.

The enhancements to Wind River Linux are designed to help embedded engineers deploy lightweight containers in long-lifecycle systems, and permit enterprise developers develop cloud native apps that can be run at the edge.

Wind River Linux can be downloaded for free here: More information is available here

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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