A lot of the cloud discussion centers around which hypervisors are the best, and which
management tools will simplify one's life the most. But is it the whole story? While addressing the problems from the lower and higher layers, the middle man -- the guest operating system -- is
usually left behind.
This talk will introduce OSv — a new from-scratch operating system written by a group of
former Linux veterans designed specifically for cloud deployments. We will showcase the
operating system architecture and explain the performance and manageability improvements that
can be expected