I saw today this article about uni-kernels and I would like to ask:
- If any member of the community have already played with uni-kernels?
- Is this something where the BEAM can run on top? (sorry if I am asking something dumb here…)
It seems like the DevOps world is consistently refactoring it’s existence yet at the same time smashing into other domains of the business. Recently, security has been one of those domains creating the new discipline of DevSecOps — that is, applying DevOps principles towards security. This has created an opportunity for an obscure infrastructure paradigm to start to take hold.
Unikernels are an emerging infrastructure deployment pattern that is going in every direction very fast. What is a unikernel though? Simply put, unikernels are the equivalent of deploying your application as it’s own operating system. Since developers predominately deploy their applications on top of Linux virtual machines, unikernels are a way to package your application as it’s own virtual machine in lieu of sitting on top of something like Linux. Is it like a container? Well, there are a few definitions but the concept is relatively old.