I’m happy to announce today that Unikernel Systems is part of Docker!
Unikernels compile your source code into a custom operating system that includes only the functionality required by the application logic. That makes them small, fast, and improves efficiency. Unikernel Systems was formed last year to build tools that allow developers to take advantage of a growing number of unikernel projects.
At Docker, we’re excited to have Unikernel Systems as part of the team. Unikernels are an important part of the future of the container ecosystem. Comprised of pioneers from the Xen project, the open-source virtualization platform that fuels the majority of workloads on public clouds, and developers with experience in modern day application-centric programming languages, the Unikernel Systems team brings to Docker vast knowledge and a rich heritage in developing next-generation infrastructure technologies.The Unikernel Systems team will continue to support the growing unikernel community while working closely with the rest of Docker to make sure unikernels integrate well with Docker tools.
This video by Anil Madhavapeddy explains a bit more about unikernels.
And check out this video of Anil presenting at DockerCon EU on running unikernels with Docker.
To find out more about unikernels, and contribute to existing projects, check out the project page on Unikernel.org.
Unikernel Systems’ Amir Chaudhry and Richard Mortier will present at our upcoming Docker Online Meetup on Wednesday, January 27th at 9 am PST / 6 pm CET.
Register now to learn more about unikernels!
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