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Containerization & Offloading: Streamlining Cloud/Data Center Environments

Suresh Krishnan (CTO, Kaloom)

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 3:30pm - 4:20pm

Pass type: All Access, Conference - Get your pass now!

Track/Topic: Infrastructure, Cloud

Audience: Advanced

Format: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Advanced

With virtual machines (VMs) now handling a variety of network functions that used to be done by hardware, not only has server bloat increased, eating up the cloud's valuable compute and storage resources, but it can introduce extra network latency by creating circuitous pathways through virtual architectures.

This session will explore different approaches to solve this problem including using containers, offloading data plane functions to different types of hardware, and alternative architectural approaches to eliminate or reduce redundant VM features. Attendees will learn:
• Why using containers, instead of VMs, can reduce compute/memory utilization by 40%
• How containers offer advantages including lighter footprint, portability, and support for microservices
• How containers and offloading can deliver dramatic improvements to system and networking throughput
• Which container flavor (kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift, CoreOS, open source) to choose based on their benefits and drawbacks.