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Webinar: It’s time to debloat the cloud with Unikraft


Dr Felipe Huici, Chief Researcher at Systems and Machine Learning Group NEC Laboratories Europe


Cloud computing has revolutionized the way we think about IT infrastructure: Another web server? More database capacity? Resources for your artificial intelligence use case? Just spin-up another instance and you are good to go. That’s the hype, but the reality is that the cloud, whether public or private, is severely bloated: instances can run up to GBs in size, “fast” boot times can take in the order of minutes, and memory consumption for running a single simple service (e.g., a static content web server) can be exorbitant. In this talk we will present the Linux Foundation Unikraft project, a build tool and framework for seamlessly generating extremely efficient yet high performance cloud-ready images that are each tailored to the needs of specific applications. Our evaluation using off-the-shelf applications such as nginx, SQLite, and Redis shows that running them on Unikraft results in a 1.7x-2.7x performance improvement compared to Linux guests. Unikraft is a Linux Foundation open source project and can be found at .

The ACCORDION Webinar Series continues !

Join us on May 13, at 13:00 CET on the 3rd #webinar where Dr. Felipe Huici from NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH will present Unikraft advantages for cloud computing. Follow the link below to register for free: