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Friday, February 19 • 9:45am - 10:25am
Kata Containers will impact you. Yes, you!

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In this talk we will help you understand why the Kata Containers project impacts so many developers ranging from kernel to user space to OpenShift and more.

Kata Containers enables you to sandbox your container workloads through the usage of virtual machines. Last year, we presented the work done to bring Kata Containers to Fedora. It turns out that this was only the very first step in an ongoing journey. In this introductory session, we will present the work done in 2020, outline a roadmap, tell you how this roadmap touches so many pieces, and give you a broad overview of other kata-related talks submitted by our team.

We will touch on topics ranging from lower level (such as SELinux, cgroupsv2, virtio-fs) to higher level (such as OpenShift/Kata Containers integration, Kata operators and more). Finally, at the core of 2020, Kata Containers went through a major code reorganization and redesign, culminating in the release of Kata Containers 2.0, as well as numerous improvements in processes, issue triaging or continuous integration.

We will discuss some of the problems Kata Containers solves such as being able to run pods with different kernel configuration at low cost, using high-performance hardware-assisted I/O isolation with SR-IOV and DPDK, and in a not-to-distant future, be able to run containers in memory-encrypted virtual machines or migrate long-running containers between hosts.

Xu Wangs comes from Ant Group, one of the creators of the project. Ant have a large deployment of Kata Containers in production clusters. In this topic, the speaker will introduce the practice of Kata Containers in Ant Group and the community contributions in Kata 2.0 based on the experiences in Ant Group.

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Christophe de Dinechin

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Christophe de Dinechin works at Red Hat primarily on Kata Containers and its integration into OpenShift, as well as on Confidential Containers. He co-presented a talk at the KVM Forum 2021 titled "Don't peek into my container". He also has a strong interest in virtualisation, performance... Read More →
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Xu Wang

Senior Staff Engineer, Ant Financial
Xu Wang is a senior staff engineer at Ant Financial and an initial member of Kata Containers Architecture Committee. He was the CTO and Cofounder of hyper.sh and created hypervisor-based open source container runtime runV (secure as VM, fast as container). runV merged with clear containers... Read More →
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Ariel Adam

Software engineering manager, Red Hat
Part of the virtio-networking team at Red Hat working on advanced networking technologies.

Friday February 19, 2021 9:45am - 10:25am CET
Session Room 5