# general

Luca Galante

05/11/2022, 10:45 AM
Good news! We’re back with AMA sessions 🚀 Ian Eyberg, CEO at NanoVMs, promised to answer anything that you are interested about cloud complexity and Unikernels before his webinar on 24th of May. Date: May 17 Time: 5pm (GMT+2) / 8am (GMT-7) Channel: #platform-tech See you there? 😜


Omri Gabay

05/11/2022, 5:31 PM
What is a Unikernel?

Silvia Rhodes

05/12/2022, 6:22 AM
Yeah, I'm also interested, but here's what I've found on their website: Unikernels are specialised, single-address-space machine images constructed by using library operating systems. Unikernels shrink the attack surface and resource footprint of cloud services. They are built by compiling high-level languages directly into specialised machine images that run directly on a hypervisor, such as Xen, or on bare metal. Since hypervisors power most public cloud computing infrastructure such as Amazon EC2, this lets your services run more cheaply, more securely and with finer control than with a full software stack. Unikernels provide many benefits compared to a traditional OS, including improved security, smaller footprints, more optimisation and faster boot times.

Hugo Pinheiro

05/12/2022, 1:50 PM is a unikernel which can be run on top of