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UC Berkeley Swarm Lab: The Next Generation Cloud: Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel's Event

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UC Berkeley Swarm Lab: The Next Generation Cloud: Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel

UC Berkeley Swarm Lab: The Next Generation Cloud: Unleashing the Power of the Unikernel

Much excitement has surrounded the rise of Docker and similar Linux Container technologies. The promise of small, portable software deployment packages has stimulated the minds of many in our industry.

However, few people have yet recognized the arrival of an even more promising technology: the birth of the unikernel. Like container-based solutions, unikernels fulfill the promise of easy deployment. But unikernels deliver much more, including an extremely tiny footprint and a major improvement in security. As a result, the next generation cloud can have thousands of small VMs per host, saving considerable cost in hardware, electricity, and cooling, while reducing the attack surface of malicious hackers.

Xen Project has been at the forefront of unikernel development with its incubator project Mirage OS, but it also supports a number of other unikernels, including OSv, HaLVM, ClickOS, and LING (formerly known as “Erlang on Xen”).

We will discuss the basics of the unikernel concept and how will shape the future architecture of the cloud.

https://swarmlab.eecs.berkeley.edu/events/2014/11/18/5171/next-generation-cloud-unleashing-power-unikernel

Category
Industry Events
Time
Apr 16 2015 at 12:30 - Apr 16 2015 at 14:00 US/Pacific
Location
490 Cory Hall #1774 Berkeley, CA
Event Admins
Russell Pavlicek

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Cory Hall, #1774, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA