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Friday, October 30 • 07:30 - 08:00
Building a Cloud Infrastructure to Deploy Microservices as Microvm Guests - Matias Vara Larsen, Huawei

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This talk presents a proof of concept solution that evaluates a cloud infrastructure to deploy microservices by relying on microvm Qemu machine, virtio-fs and virtio-vsocket. Microservices run as Toro's guest, a dedicated unikernel to deploy all-in-one embedded applications into the cloud. We highlight the following benefits when using microvm machine, virtio-fs and virtio-vsocket: reduced attack surface, deployment of several VMs in a single host, continuous deployment due to the short booting time, easily VMs configuration and simplified unikernel architecture. The infrastructure is built on top of a CephFS cluster thus allowing VMs to share a common filesystem. During the talk, we present the architecture of such a cloud infrastructure and the current implementation. We discuss technical challenges and ongoing work. The tutorial and scripts to reproduce this infrastructure can be found at https://github.com/torokernel/torocloudscripts.

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Matias Vara Larsen

Software Engineer, Huawei
I am a Software Engineer at Huawei. I am interested in the use of formal languages and the development of Operating Systems.

Friday October 30, 2020 07:30 - 08:00 GMT
KVM Theater
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