OSCON: Mirage - extreme specialisation of cloud appliances
Jul 26 2013 at 11:00 - Jul 26 2013 at 11:45US/Pacific
The Mirage Project Lead Anil Madhavapeddy takes the stage at OSCON to introduce the Mirage Project.
- Event Admins
Public compute clouds provide a flexible platform to host applications as a set of appliances, e.g., web servers or databases. Each appliance usually contains an OS kernel and userspace processes, within which applications access resources via APIs such as POSIX. The flexible architecture of the cloud comes at a cost: the addition of another layer in the already complex software stack. This reduces performance and increases the size of the trusted computing base.