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.
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.
Alpine Linux is an independent, non-commercial, general purpose Linux distribution designed for power users who appreciate security, simplicity and resource efficiency. Alpine Linux is “Small, Simple and Secure”.