December 2, 2014

Cloudius Touts Open Source OSv for Container Virtualization Optimization

Would containerized virtualization à la Docker work better if it didn't depend on the Linux kernel? That's the question startup Cloudius Systems is asking as it promotes OSv, a competing open source operating system designed specifically for the cloud. (Hint: Its answer is "Yes.")

The major difference between OSv and cloud-oriented Linux distributions is that "OSv developers created the kernel with one thing in mind: Speed," Cloudius said recently in an email to the press. That means that "unlike Docker, which runs on top of Linux, Cloudius OSv works much like the popular containerization app; however, OSv is its own unique OS in itself."

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