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Tuesday, August 23 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Unikernels: When You Should and When You Shouldn't - Amir Chaudhry, Docker

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Unikernels, constructed from library operating systems, reinvent some old ideas for the modern era, especially when considering specialisation of Applications we deploy today. In fact, there is a continuum of specialisation, with general purpose operating systems at one end, unikernels at the other extreme, and containerised Applications somewhere in between.

This increasing range of options allows developers more freedom over how they write and distribute their apps. However, it also present challenges in terms of understanding which method is appropriate for a given use-case.

As with any new technology, there are trade-offs to using unikernels and this talk will consider the benefits and drawbacks to their use today. Attendees should leave with a much better idea of how the landscape is changing and when it may be appropriate to consider a library OS for their next project.

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Amir Chaudhry

Member of Technical Staff, Docker
Amir Chaudhry is the Community Manager for MirageOS and works at Docker to make unikernels accessible to developers everywhere. Most of his time is spent on open source efforts and he's a big fan of automation to maximise developer impact. In previous lives he led operations at a... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 2:10pm - 3:00pm

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