You Call that Micro, Mr. Docker? How OSv and Unikernels Help Micro-services Stay Micro

Room: 
Room 1
Time Slot: 
11:00

OSv is the new open source unikernel technology that combines the power of virtualization and micro-services architecture. This combination allows unmodified applications to be packaged just like Docker containers while at the same time outperform bare-metal deployments. Yes. You've heard it right: for the first time ever we can stop asking the question of how much performance would I lose if I virtualize. OSv lets you ask a different question: how much would my application gain in performance if I virtualize it. This talk will start by looking into the architecture of OSv and the kind of optimizations it makes possible for native, unmodified applications. We will then focus on JVM-specific optimizations and specifically on speedups available to micro-service oriented applications when they are being deployed on OSv.