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Re: [Publicity] Seems the VM vs container debate is heating up

Given that most people only use one VM for one task, the rise of
"micro-VMs" makes sense, whether they are based on OSv (miniOS or rump
kernels) on traditional hypervisors or on Docker, ZeroVM or other types
of containers.

However what these articles don't take into account is that Xen can
already handle both kind of workloads extremely well: Xen can handle fat
old-style VMs, with HVM guests, and new style lightweight micro-VMs,
with miniOS (or rump kernels or OSv) inside a PV guest.

If I manage to carve the time to do it I might be able to write a blog
post about it.

On Tue, 8 Apr 2014, Lars Kurth wrote:
> See:
> * http://blogs.bromium.com/2014/04/07/vms-the-new-infrastructure-anachronism/
> * On the other hand there is this article:
> http://www.zdnet.com/hypervisors-are-the-pillars-of-the-cloud-not-the-achilles-heel-7000027931/
> (both by Simon Crosby)
> Generally for the security discussion, which is related, the following
> articles may be relevant:
> *
> http://www.zdnet.com/hypervisors-the-clouds-potential-security-achilles-heel-7000027846/
> * http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/03/computer-security
> The following two may also be useful (and contain quite a few useful links)
> despite also being partly a product pitch:
> *
> http://blogs.bromium.com/2013/03/27/micro-virtualization-for-the-security-architect/
> *
> http://blogs.bromium.com/2013/04/24/micro-virtualization-for-the-security-architect-2-of-2-isolation-%E2%89%A0-protection/
> Lars
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