Unik: A Platform for Automating Unikernels Compilation and Deployment

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 2:00pm2:45pm

Idit Levine, Dell EMC


Unikernel­s, executable images that can run natively on a hypervisor without the need for a separate operating system, ­are rapidly gaining momentum. To integrate unikernels into the echo-system, cloud-computing platforms as a service are required to provide unikernels with the same services they provide for constrainers. Here we present Unik, a open source orchestration system for unikernels. Unik handles the compilation of libraries and applications for running on a variety of cloud providers, manages their scheduling, and ensures their health. To provide the user with a seamless PaaS experience, Unik is integrated as a backend to Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry runtime.

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@conference {201584,
author = {Idit Levine},
title = {Unik: A Platform for Automating Unikernels Compilation and Deployment},
year = {2016},
address = {Boston, MA},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},