By Michalis Pappas
Unikernels are specialized operating system images that execute a single application. Through extreme specialization they can provide high performance, small memory footprints, fast boot times, and a reduced attack vector.
This talk will provide an overview of Unikraft (https://unikraft.org), a Linux Foundation project that provides a toolikit for creating highly specialized unikernels by combining a set of micro-libraries to tailor down the operating system strictly to the needs of the executing application.
Michalis is an engineer at Unikraft Cloud (https://unikraft.io), and a contributor to the open source Unikraft project (https://unikraft.org). His areas of focus are operating systems, lightweight virtualization, and security. Before joining Unikraft he worked on virtualization for embedded automotive systems and Trusted Execution Environments.