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Kenton Varda explains how Cloudflare built a compute platform using V8 isolates instead of containers or VMs, achieving 10x-100x faster cold starts and lower memory footprints. He goes through technical details of embedding V8, distributing code, scheduling isolates, resource management, and security risks. Filmed at qconlondon.com.
Kenton Varda is the architect of Cloudflare Workers, a "serverless" compute platform which distributes the code to 165+ locations globally so that it always runs as close to the client as possible. Prior to joining Cloudflare, he created Sandstorm.io and Cap'n Proto. Further back, while at Google, he wrote Protobuf v2 and open sourced it.