On Wednesday, we hosted a Docker Online Meetup that was all about Unikernels! Amir Chaudhry, Richard Mortier and Martin Lucina joined us and presented an overview on Unikernels including a demo of Unikernels and Docker. The recorded video and slides from the meetup are available to watch below.
Unikernels are constructed by combining application code with only the operating system components necessary for that code to run. The result is a highly specialized, single-purpose application which can be deployed directly to the cloud or onto IoT-like devices. Unikernels reduce software complexity by only including code that is required, resulting in portable applications with much smaller footprints and fast boot times.
By combining the familiar tooling and portability of Docker with the efficiency and specialization of next-generation unikernel technology, organizations have a flexible platform to build, ship and run distributed applications without being restricted to a particular infrastructure. Because workloads that reach the data center today are on a spectrum from physical machine to container to hypervisor, only the Docker platform can further widen the scope and provide more flexibility for orchestrating hybrid applications.
Docker Online Meetup #31: Unikernels
The code from the Unikernels + Docker demo is available on GitHub.
Read more about Docker and Unikernels in this blog post or head to unikernel.org to learn about unikernels and the unikernel community.
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