Unikernels with Idit Levine

Unikernels allow us to specify the minimum features of an operating system we need to deploy our applications. We’ve had many shows about containers, which allow you to deploy your application on top of a segregated portion of an operating system. Unikernels are different because they can be deployed directly to bare metal or to a hypervisor.


Idit Levine works on Unikernels at EMC. We had an interview a few weeks ago with her colleague Scott Weiss, and today’s conversation goes deeper into the motivations for Unikernels, the problems they solve, and the project she is leading called Unik, which seeks to add the degree of usability and adoption to Unikernels that Docker brought to containers.


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