UNICORE Use Case: PacketCloud Introduction
Serverless computing platforms such as Amazon EC2’s lambda services are taking the cloud world by storm, and more cloud providers are beginning to offer them.
However, the current implementations either use containers (being thus insecure) or rely on full blown VMs which makes them highly inefficient.
UNICORE technology and APIs will be used to enable novel serverless computing. Correct Networks has integrated unikernels in PacketCloud, an edge serverless computing platform it has developed.
The previous version of PacketCloud used containers and thus had poor isolation, as well as sub-optimal performance.
CNW has used UNICORE tools to develop a unikernel to run lambda functions written in Node.js.
It has integrated this unikernel in the PacketCloud orchestration framework and used it as basis to run trials in public and edge clouds.