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Tuesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Xen Containers: Better Way to Run Docker Containers - Sainath Grandhi, Intel

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The container technologies, including Docker containers are being widely adopted for packaging and deploying applications. Limitations with today’s bare-metal containers are security and performance isolation as containers share the same host operating system.
We propose “Xen containers” to run Docker container applications sandboxed in a small VM as an alternative to bare-metal containers. Xen containers in PVH, for example, provide tighter security and resource isolation. By using minimalist VMs that spin up in sub-seconds and consume couple of tens of MBs of memory, the advantages of the Xen containers outweigh (negligible) overhead of virtualization. We compare the bare-metal containers and Xen containers in various aspects in the presentation.


Sainath Grandhi

Work for Intel in Open Source Virtualization group. Work on Xen and KVM kernel feature enabling. Currently working on a project that is a solution to run containers with a hypervisor underneath to provide security and resource isolation.

Tuesday August 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Ravenna AB Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

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