What is Talos?
A quick introduction in to what Talos is and why it should be used.
Talos is a container optimized Linux distro; a reimagining of Linux for distributed systems such as Kubernetes. Designed to be as minimal as possible while still maintaining practicality. For these reasons, Talos has a number of features unique to it:
- it is immutable
- it is atomic
- it is ephemeral
- it is minimal
- it is secure by default
- it is managed via a single declarative configuration file and gRPC API
Talos can be deployed on container, cloud, virtualized, and bare metal platforms.
In having less, Talos offers more. Security. Efficiency. Resiliency. Consistency.
All of these areas are improved simply by having less.