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This week’s highlighted open-source project is Dragonfly, which is a P2P image and file distribution system.

The goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of file transferring and maximize usage of network bandwidth. 

According to the project’s documentation, container technologies can make DevOps easier in a number of ways, but one of the challenges is image distribution. Dragonfly helps simplify image distribution and keeps costs down. 

Key features of Dragonfly include non-invasive support to various container technologies, host level speed limit, passive CDN, strong consistency, disk protection and highly efficient IO, high performance, auto-isolation of exceptions, no pressure on file sources, support for standard HTTP headers, and effective concurrency control of Registry Auth.  

It is currently an incubating project at the CNCF. 

More information on the project is available here