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Wednesday, October 24 • 16:15 - 16:55
Kata Containers: The Speed of Containers, the Security of VMs -- Even in a Nested Environment! - Eric Ernst & Shiny Sebastian, Intel; KY Srinivasan, Microsoft

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Kata Containers is an open source project that brings the security of hardware virtualization to containers through lightweight VMs. For security reasons, it is rare for a service provider to schedule containers on bare metal, instead relying on virtual machine infrastructure. With Kata, you can skip the infrastructure step, scheduling container workloads on bare metal nodes while retaining the isolation of a full virtual machine.

Kata Containers can also be used in public cloud machines which support nested virtualization.

As you’re reading this, I can see the fear in your eyes, and can hear you mutter, “Nested virtualization?! But what about performance!”

This talk provides an overview of Kata Containers and focuses on the cloud nested virtualization use-case. We showcase how well Kata performs in a well-tuned nested-virtualization environment, such as KVM on Hyper-V in Azure.

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Eric Ernst

Senior software engineer, Intel
Eric is a senior software engineer at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center, based out of Portland, Oregon. Eric has spent the last several years working on embedded firmware and the Linux kernel. Eric has been a developer and technical lead for the Intel Clear Containers project... Read More →
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Dr. K Y Srinivasan

Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
K Y is an Architect at Microsoft where he focuses on making Linux run well on Hyper-V and Azure cloud environment. K Y is currently a Distinguished Engineer and was responsible for founding the Linux Systems Group at Microsoft. K Y comes to Microsoft from Novell where he was a Distinguished... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 16:15 - 16:55 BST
Sidlaw Auditorium, Level 3