Research Staff Member at IBM Research
Title: From Unikernels to Nabla Containers: a new approach to container isolation
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 PM
CSE Room 4140, EBU-3B
Host: George Porter
Excitement has been growing in the cloud computing industry around containers as a lightweight, more-easily-managed alternative to VMs. However, using containers, tenant isolation is weaker than what was enjoyed by VMs. At the same time, unikernels have emerged as a revitalization of library OS techniques applied to the cloud computing domain, providing a relatively lightweight approach to strong, VM-like isolation between tenants. In this talk, I will give an overview of some of the work done at IBM Research on unikernels and how we are applying that work towards a new secure container approach called Nabla containers.
Bio: Dan Williams is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research where he studies systems, most recently focusing on cloud computing environments, unikernels, and the interface between applications and the cloud.