OpenStack, the open-source IaaS cloud, is branching out into containers with secure Kata containers.
At KubeCon in Austin, Texas, the OpenStack Foundationannounced a new-open source project, Kata Containers. This new container project unites Intel Clear Containers with Hyper’s runV. The aim? To unite the security advantages of virtual machines (VMs) with the speed and manageability of container technologies.
It does this by provides container isolation and security without the overhead of running them in a Virtual Machine (VM). Usually. Containers are run in VMs for security, but that removes some of the advantages of using containers with their small resources footprint. The purpose of runV was to make VMs run like containers.
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Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols