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Monday, June 19 • 11:00 - 11:30
Breaking the Curse of Legacy: How Unikernels can Prepare Us for the IoT [E] - Amir Chaudhry, Docker

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Eventually, almost everything will become connected to the internet. However, with each big shift we carry forward legacy ideas, embodied in code, into these new environments — e.g. deploying fat VMs that only run one service. Containerisation and minimal OSs are mitigating this but there's still a way to go.

The IoT is an even more exotic environment and we must make it accessible to developers, without them having to relearn from scratch. One way of solving this is to improve our cloud software in a way that also extends to programming for the IoT. Unikernels, an extreme form of minimal OS, offer a fresh approach that spans both cloud and IoT. By combining unikernels with a familiar toolchain, we can greatly accelerate developer access to IoT.

This talk covers how we build systems today and will provide a demo of what unikernels offer for programming both the cloud and IoT.

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Amir Chaudhry

Member of Technical Staff, Docker
Amir Chaudhry is the Community Manager for MirageOS and works at Docker to make unikernels accessible to developers everywhere. Most of his time is spent on open source efforts and he's a big fan of automation to maximise developer impact. In previous lives he led operations at a... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 HKT
Room 311B
  Embedded/IoT, Developer