Deep Dive into firecracker-containerd (LinuxFest Northwest 2019)

Deep Dive into firecracker-containerd (LinuxFest Northwest 2019)

Amazon Web Services recently released the Firecracker Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) built on top of the Linux KVM subsystem, which is optimized for lightweight, container-like “microVMs”. This session dives deep into the architecture of the firecracker-containerd project, which aims to allow portability between standard OCI container images and the larger container ecosystem with Firecracker micro-VMs. Topics covered will include the standard containerd architecture with the reference OCI runtime (runc), challenges adapting containers into micro-VMs, and the firecracker-containerd suite.

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Samuel Karp

April 28, 2019