Idit Levine is the CTO for cloud management division at EMC and a member of its global CTO office. Her passion and expertise are focused on Management and Orchestration (M&O) over the entire stack and on microservice, cloud native apps and Platform as a Service. Idit’s fascination with the cloud sprouted when she joined DynamicOps (vCAC, now part of VMware) as one of its first employees. She subsequently took part in developing the new-generation public cloud of Verizon Terremark, and served as an acting-CTO at Intigua, a startup company that focuses on container and management technology.
Unikernels are machine images constructed through the compilation of the application code, a minimum set of operating system dependencies, the machine configurations and respective drivers. The unikernel represents the smallest subset of code required to run the application, giving us portable applications with smaller footprint, less overhead, smaller attack surface, and faster boot times than traditional operating systems. UniK (pronounced you-neek) enables software developers to compile applications into different unikernels creating extremely lightweight, efficient application instances. These single-purpose images can then be deployed on a variety of cloud providers, embedded devices (IoT), as well as a developer laptop or workstation. A UniK plugin is available for Cloud Foundry and kubernetes to enable continuous deployment of applications as unikernels. This allows Spring Boot developers to take advantage of unikernels within the ease and power of the Cloud Foundry deployment toolchain.