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March 12-14, 2018 - Portland, OR
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Monday, March 12 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Easy, Reproducible, VM Building for Isolating Applications - Jonathan Creekmore, Star Lab

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Embedded virtualization benefits IoT device manufacturers by providing strong isolation between application services; yet, creating VMs is harder than lumping all of your services into one environment, so virtualization tends to not be used. With the rise of Docker container technology, easily creating repeatable builds of isolated services can achieved. Docker also uses layering to minimize disk space usage for containers that are based on the same underlying layers. It would be nice to leverage a hypervisor's smaller attack surface to gain the stronger isolation guarantees that VMs provide. What if there were a way to create VMs as easily as building a Docker container while still minimizing the disk space required for multiple VMs that share a common base? Come find out how to convert your existing Docker containers into VM images that can be booted under the Xen hypervisor.

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Jonathan Creekmore

Directory of Product Engineering, Star Lab
Jonathan Creekmore has been an embedded systems and security software engineer for the last 18 years. In days past, Jonathan has worked on custom RTOS kernels and device drivers for routers, switches, and IoT sensor nodes, as well as on a software protection product built around... Read More →



Monday March 12, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Broadway I/II