Kurma is a container runtime that is based on the container instrumentation built into the Apcera Platform. Kurma, and its accompanied “KurmaOS” is our vision of a lightweight, fully containerized operating system.
This presentation will cover Apcera’s journey in its container
instrumentation. Beginning with the pre-Docker landscape, how it grew over the course of 3+ years, and the “next-gen” adaption of it, where the base container instrumentation has been adapted to stand on its own, and growing it to be used beyond just Apcera’s own usage.
Kurma incorporates a lot of lessons learned with both development and operations of a container platform, including building modular vs monolith, extensibility being built in vs built on, and managing a cluster of hosts and containers.
We’ll also cover our experiences with introducing it to Kubernetes as another first class runtime provider. Taking how Kurma works and have it work with Kubernetes, and how we’d like to see Kubernetes grow in some of the areas we see Kurma growing.