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November 19, 2014 @ 7pm

Discussion Topic: OSv - convert your application to a cloud VM in 9 seconds

Guest Speaker: Don Marti

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Topic: OSv - convert your application to a cloud VM in 9 seconds

Abstract: Modern web operations depend on rapidly building and deploying applications to the cloud. With improvements in continuous integration, the remaining bottleneck in fast application cycle times remains the guest OS layer.

This changes with OSv, an operating system designed from the ground up to run applications in the cloud. OSv is a library OS -- you can think of using it as being a way to boot a userspace application directly into the cloud. Forget OS management: it’s your application, plus a minimal high-performance OS needed to run it on a hypervisor, and that's it. The VM build takes 9 seconds, so we'll have plenty of time for questions.

Presenter: Don Marti

Bio: Don Marti is a technical marketing manager for Cloudius Systems, the OSv company. He has written for Linux Weekly News, Linux Journal, and other publications. He co-founded the Linux consulting firm Electric Lichen, which was acquired by VA Linux Systems. Don has served as president and vice president of the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group and on the program committees for Uselinux, Codecon, and LinuxWorld Conference and Expo.


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