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Thursday, October 27 • 3:25pm - 4:00pm
Beyond Orchestration: The Cloud Native Runtimes Ecosystem for Performance and Security - Alexander Jung, Unikraft

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The ecosystem of runtimes for container-based applications has been growing dramatically over the last few years with new implementations providing deeper integration between host and application with two primary goals in mind: performance and security.

Many of these systems, however, rely on manually adapting your application for the runtime provider for performance which negatively impacts adoption or uses existing virtualized, ad-hoc and traditional OSes/kernels for security which negatively impacts performance.

In this talk, we introduce Unikraft: an open-source library Operating System which enables the construction of ultra-lightweight VMs quickly, easily and without time-consuming developer effort. These VM images are tailored to the application itself and have high-performance, low resource usage (e.g. 3-5ms boot times, MBs of memory and disk usage, to name a few metrics) and a small attack surface (e.g.: no co-processes, no shell). We make comparisons across the current runtime landscape and demonstrate how you can use Unikraft with Kubernetes today.

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Alexander Jung

Co-Founder & CPO, Unikraft
Alexander Jung is a Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at the Lightweight Virtualization company Unikraft, focusing on leading unikernels into market and mass deployment.  He is also a PhD student at Lancaster University, where he focuses primarily on optimizations of unikernels... Read More →

Thursday October 27, 2022 3:25pm - 4:00pm EDT