KubeVirt is a Kubernetes-native virtualization solution that allows users to run virtual machines (VMs) and containers side-by-side on the same platform. Kubernetes has become the standard for managing containerized applications in the ever-changing field of cloud computing and containerization. Containers have revolutionized the packaging, distribution, and deployment of applications, providing unmatched flexibility and scalability. However, certain tasks cannot be confined to containers alone, requiring the use of virtual machines (VMs). To address this, the KubeVirt project has been created to seamlessly integrate VMs with containers, allowing Kubernetes to effectively handle both technologies.
Category: Cloud-Native Architecture
Kata Containers offers method of container deployment with more security. Security is one biggest challenge about containers and containers has lower level of security compared to virtual machines. Because virtual machines are isolated from each other, but containers can’t provide isolation same as virtual machines.
SmartOS is a live OS. What does it mean? SmartOS always boot from removable media and network. There is no need to use disk capacity for itself.
During virtualization revolution, physical servers replaced with virtual machines to run multiple different workloads on a single server hardware but virtual machines were still large and needs some resources to run as isolated servers. Virtual machines needs to have their own operating system and applications. Also they needs to manage and configure separately. MicroVM or Micro Virtual Machine offering benefits of two different technologies and Firecracker will help you to implementing MicroVM.
During virtualization revolution, IT administrators was be able to use single physical host as virtualization host and providing compute resource for multiple services. Now IT world is going forward and companies moving their services to Cloud-Native Application or Container. Compared known Virtualization and OS Level Virtualization, using less storage capacity is the biggest benefit of OS Level Virtualization or Containerization. Most known Hypervisors are not made for OS Level Virtualization and Containerization needs Container Host. Container Host can be a known Operating System such as Linux distributions. There are some OS has specially made for Containerization such as VMware Photon OS.